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NCJ Number: 123125 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship Between Stress and Substance Use Among First-Year Medical Students: An Exploratory Investigation
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1990)  Pages:54-65
Author(s): M A Forney; P D Forney; K Sheets; M Sitorius; S Rixey; D McGinty; S Smith; M L Yates
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study of 937 first-year medical students from seven regional medical schools was conducted to determine if variables related to personal and academic stress, propensity for risk, and physical condition could significantly increase the predictability of selected substance use characteristics.
Abstract: The results indicated that drug and alcohol use were significantly correlated as was the relationship between frequency of drinking and quantity of drinking. Step-wise regression analyses showed a number of predictor variables to be correlated with substance use. Alcohol is the predominant substance used by medical students; illicit drug use is minimal in the first year of medical school. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Substance abuse in the workplace
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug dependence; Stress assessment
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