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NCJ Number: 126425 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use and Life Style Among College Undergraduates in 1989: A Comparison With 1969 and 1978
Journal: American Journal of Psychiatry  Volume:147  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1990)  Pages:998-1001
Author(s): H G Pope Jr; M Ionescu-Pioggia; H G Aizley; D K Varma
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Anonymous questionnaires were distributed to seniors at the same institution in 1969, 1978 and again in 1989. The 1989 results list lower frequencies of most all forms of drug use than the results from the two earlier surveys.
Abstract: The students who reported illicit drug use appeared little different from their nonuser counterparts on most measures of academic performance, college activities, and life style. Only visits to psychiatrists and sexual activity distinguished users from nonusers and neither of these variables appeared to be related to drug use in a direct cause-and-effect way. Further longitudinal studies were recommended along with the comment that the overall findings are optimistic. 6 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Campus crime; Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug offenders; Longitudinal studies; Students
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