Is a longitudinal study utilizing behavioural economic (BE) measures to predict changes in alcohol misuse from age 20 to 25 years old and to understand the other contributing risk factors and their relationship to the measures used.
Alcohol misuse remains a major public concern in emerging adults (age 18-25 years old) in Canada. Although many emerging adults 'mature out' of alcohol misuse over time, many others exhibit persistently high levels of problem drinking and the process of maturing out is not well understood.
The study enrolled 730 young adults from Greater Hamilton area. The participants will be followed for 3.5 years.
Phone number: 905-522-1155 ext 39009 or 39712 (St. Joseph HH, West 5th) OR 905-525-9140 ext 24586 (McMaster site)
Principal Investigator: Dr. James MacKillop
Project Coordinator: Jane de Jesus
Research Assistants: Jessica Gillard, Liah Rahman, Riana Lachhman and Kyra Farrelly
Canada Bill S-20, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act - This law prohibits a person being required to disclose the results of a genetic test. The law also provides individuals with other protections related to genetic testing and test results. This law extends to the Canada Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the ground of genetic charactersitics.