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Title: Alcohol and Drugs on American College Campuses: Use, Consequences, and Perceptions of the Campus Environment, Volume III: 1991-93
Author(s): C A Presley; P W Meilman; R Lyerla; J R Cashin
Corporate Author: Southern Illinois Univerity Core Institute
Ctr for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
Student Health Program
United Sta
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 121
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Southern Illinois Univerity Core Institute
Carbondale, IL 62901
US Dept of Education
Washington, DC 20202
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Southern Illinois Univerity Core Institute
Ctr for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
Student Health Program
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the methodology and findings of the 1991-93 Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, which solicited information on drug and alcohol use on selected American college campuses.
Abstract: The survey was sent to the 101 institutions that received grant awards from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the 1991-93 grant cycle. Of these institutions, 77 administered the survey so as to meet the criteria for both randomness and representativeness. Data on 41,667 students from these 77 institutions form the basis for the analyses in this report. Respondent demographics are reported for both 2-year- and 4-year institutions as well as for the total sample. Annual prevalence and 30-day prevalence data are presented for all drugs of significant concern, including tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogens, amphetamines, sedatives, cocaine, opiates, inhalants, designer drugs, steroids, and "other illegal drugs." There are separate chapters on 2-year and 4-year institutions. In the chapter on 4-year institutions, new analyses have been added regarding use and consequences according to students' class year. Many of the variables are analyzed by gender. The report also includes findings on the social milieu of the college campus, including students' perceptions of other students' alcohol and other drug use, perceptions of the campus climate with respect to drug and alcohol policies, students' preferences for the availability of alcohol and other drugs, family histories of substance abuse, and substance use by residence location. An analysis of regional differences is included. Information is provided on ethnic patterns of alcohol and other drug use, the use of alcohol and other drugs by students who live on and off campus, family history of substance abuse problems, and alcohol consumption patterns of drinkers and bingers. A new addition to this report is a trend analysis for prevalence rates for alcohol and other drugs for the 1989-91, 1990-92, and 1991-93 cohorts. Also included are data on substance use as it relates to sexual assault and suicidal thoughts and actions. 68 tables
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Campus alcohol abuse; Underage Drinking
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