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NCJ Number: 119833 Find in a Library
Title: Extent and Patterns of Drug Use by Students at a Spanish University
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:41  Issue:1 & 2, double issue  Dated:(1989)  Pages:117-119
Author(s): M J L Alvarex; T G Renedo; R H Mejia; J B Garcia
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Information from a self-administered questionnaire completed by 1,010 university students in Spain in 1986 formed the basis of an analysis of students patterns and levels of drug use.
Abstract: The students were chosen randomly. They all attended the University of Oviedo. Findings indicated that during the 12 months before the survey, 91 percent of the students had used alcohol, 57 percent tobacco, 17 percent cannabis, 9 percent tranquilizers, 5 percent amphetamines, 2 percent cocaine, 2 percent hallucinogens, 1 percent opiates, and 0.6 percent volatile solvents. At some time in their lives, 96 percent of the students had used alcohol, 70 percent tobacco, 31 percent cannabis, 19 percent tranquilizers, 15 percent opiates, and 3 percent volatile solvents. Both male and female students had begun using volatile solvents early in life. The age of first cannabis use for the majority of users was between 16 and 18. The users of other illicit drugs covered by the study had not begun using them until they were 18 or older. Table and 5 references.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Crime in foreign countries; Spain
Note: Double issue on drug abuse assessment
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