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NCJ Number: 119700 Find in a Library
Title: Drug-taking Among Nigerian Students at Universities in the United States of America
Journal: Bulletin of Narcotics  Volume:39  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (1987)  Pages:75-80
Author(s): O E Achalu; D F Duncan
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This study was conducted to gather data on demographic characteristics, attitudes and opinions regarding drug taking, the frequency of drug use, and age at first use for different drugs.
Abstract: Using a self administered questionnaire, data were collected from 239 Nigerian students studying at three universities in the United States. The substances included in the study were tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, tranquillizers, sedatives, and opiates. Findings show that alcohol was the substance most used, and tobacco, second. The reasons for taking drugs were also given by the students. An attempt to explain these reasons is given by the authors. 9 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Drug offenders; Nigeria
Note: Special issue on the prevention and reduction of the illicit demand for drugs.
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