Welcome to the website for the PEARL

We’re glad you dropped by!


The PEARL is invested in conducting high-quality research on substance use, risk behaviours, wellness behaviours, and well-being in emerging adulthood (ages 18-29) a critical period of developmental and psychological transition and a time of both challenge and possibility. The goal of this research it to prevent risk and promote well-being during emerging adulthood and facilitate healthy transitions into adulthood.


This website provides an overview of our research projects, the research team, and current research in emerging adulthood.

Photo by Roberto Taddeo “Adesso che siamo cosà stretti”

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