Chapter 4

People’s beliefs about how alcohol affects them, how much others drink and approve of drinking, and why they drink help explain decisions to start and/or continue drinking. Patel, A.B., & Fromme, K. (2010). In L.M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of drug use etiology: Theory, methods, and empirical findings (pp. 147-164). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.