Emerging adulthood: Developmental period facilitative of the addictions
Following adolescence and prior to young adulthood is a life developmental period that has been referred to as "emerging adulthood." This period of life involves an extended duration of learning and experimentation before settling into a career and stable relationship. Risky behaviors may be most tolerated or even promoted during emerging adulthood. Various substance and behavioral addictions are most likely to be realized during this period. Understanding what differentiates emerging adults that develop or do not develop full-blown addictions will assist in the creation of more efficacious prevention and cessation programs. © The Author(s) 2014.
Evaluation and the Health Professions
Sussman, Steve and Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen, "Emerging adulthood: Developmental period facilitative of the addictions" (2014). Psychology. 714.