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NCJ Number: 212752 Find in a Library
Title: DEWS Investigates: New Student Drug Research (SDR) Survey Examines Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among College Students
Corporate Author: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
United States of America
Date Published: July 2005
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
College Park, MD 20740
Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc
Rockville, MD 20852
Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention
Baltimore, MD 21286-3016
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: BYRN-2004-1207
Sale Source: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland
4321 Hartwick Road
Suite 501
College Park, MD 20740
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the Student Drug Research (SDR) survey methodology and presents results from the March and April 2004 surveys.
Abstract: The SDR survey is a new tool designed by the Drug Early Warning System (DEWS) to monitor drug trends among college students. The SDR methodology involves a consistent panel of 26 student reporters (SRs) who complete periodic surveys on their perceptions of drug availability, drug trends, and emerging drug trends around campus. In March and April, 24 and 21 SRs, respectively, completed SDR surveys. The results indicated that alcohol, marijuana, and Adderall were prevalent and easy to obtain around campus. Ritalin and psychedelic mushrooms were the next most accessible drugs while the most difficult drugs to obtain around campus were crack cocaine, ketamine, and heroin. The non-medical use of stimulants was perceived as widespread. Implications for drug interventions are discussed and the researchers observe that the SDR methodology appears to be promising for providing information about the drug use patterns of college students. Tables, figure, footnotes, references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug sources; Surveys
Index Term(s): Campus alcohol abuse; Trend analysis
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