01/20/2011 02:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Alcohol-Divorce Correlation: Drinking May Increase Split Risk

Researchers from the Indiana University say alcohol dependence plays an important role in delayed marriage and early separation.

"Previous research documented associations between adolescent substance use and early marriage or cohabitation, but much of this work did not follow participants past their 20s," said Mary Waldron, lead author of the study from the Indiana University School of Education.

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