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NCJ Number: 200659 Find in a Library
Title: Correlates of Ecstasy Use Among Students Surveyed Through the 1997 College Alcohol Study
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:33  Issue:1  Dated:2003  Pages:61-69
Author(s): George S. Yacoubian, Jr. Ph.D.
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 9
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article profiles drug use behaviors among college students are profiled.
Abstract: Ingestion of the popular drug ecstasy has already been proven harmful to the physical body, and contends that the initial peaceful mental effects of ecstasy soon give way to a host of psychological effects such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, memory loss, and paranoia. Studies indicate that the use of ecstasy is a growing problem among college students across the United States. The 1997 College Alcohol Study (CAS) that asked college students whether they have ever used alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, cigarettes, crack, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD, marijuana, phencyclidine, tobacco, and/or tranquilizers. Survey results from 14,520 college-aged students indicated that 6 percent of students surveyed indicated lifetime ecstasy use, 3 percent reported ecstasy use within the past 12 months, and 1 percent reported ecstasy use within the past 30 days. Furthermore, the author found that the 12-month ecstasy users tended to be White, members of a fraternity or sorority, and had used all of the other types of drugs asked about in the survey during the past 12 months. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency; Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Cocaine; Crack; Marijuana; Surveys
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