Alcohol consumption and drug use in a sample of Australian university students

Davey, Jeremy D., Davey, Tamzyn M., & Obst, Patricia L. (2002) Alcohol consumption and drug use in a sample of Australian university students. Youth Studies Australia, 21(3), pp. 25-32.

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Studies of drug use by Australian students have focused on school students rather than university students although overseas research has linked illicit drug use by university students with high-risk characteristics and behaviours. This ground-breaking study of substance use in a sample of Australian university students found that significant proportions of students drank to excess or reported drug use. In addition, a core group reported both drug and alcohol use, but heavy drinkers were less likely than others to report drug use. These results suggest that drugs are a part of the student culture, and that a definite but complex relationship exists between drug and alcohol use in the sample.

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ID Code: 8954
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1038-2569
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University of Tasmania
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:43

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