Limited studies have sought to describe binge drinking among adolescents and even fewer studies have attempted to examine whether family functioning, family communication and satisfaction could be associated with alcohol abuse. Our sample was made up of 726 Italian adolescents between the ages of 16 and 18. According to previous research, adolescents were categorized into non-drinkers, social, binge and heavy drinkers. Results showed that social, binge and heavy drinkers differ in terms of some drinking variables, family functioning, family communication and satisfaction. © The Author(s) 2012.
Laghi, F., Baiocco, R., Lonigro, A., Capacchione, G., Baumgartner, E. (2012). Family functioning and binge drinking among Italian adolescents. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 17(8), 1132-1141 [10.1177/1359105311430005].