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Illicit Use of Prescription Drugs Among College Students: Prevalence and Motivation Among Student Subgroups

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Illicit prescription drug abuse among college students has garnered increasing research and media attention within recent years. Research has revealed that college students use illicit prescription drugs for a variety of reasons, not only to get high and that particular motivations vary among student subgroups (Loaw and Gendaszek, 2002; McCabe, Cranford, Boyd, & Teter, 2007; White, Becker-Blease, Grace-Bishop, 2006). Depending on the type of illicit prescription drug (stimulant v. opioid) student motivations may include help staying awake, going to sleep, treating pain, and increasing attention
This paper utilizes a 2008 self-report survey with a convenience sample of Southeastern university students (n=599) to further explore the relationship between student subgroups and 1) traditional drug use (i.e., class year, employment, greek membership, athletic membership, and GPA) 2) illicit prescription drug use (i.e. stimulants, opioids and tranquilizers/sedatives) and 3) the motivations to use illicit prescription drugs. Results and direction for future research will be discussed.
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Farley, Erin. and Lanier, Christina. "Illicit Use of Prescription Drugs Among College Students: Prevalence and Motivation Among Student Subgroups" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 04, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p373153_index.html>

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Farley, E. J. and Lanier, C. , 2009-11-04 "Illicit Use of Prescription Drugs Among College Students: Prevalence and Motivation Among Student Subgroups" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p373153_index.html

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Abstract: Illicit prescription drug abuse among college students has garnered increasing research and media attention within recent years. Research has revealed that college students use illicit prescription drugs for a variety of reasons, not only to get high and that particular motivations vary among student subgroups (Loaw and Gendaszek, 2002; McCabe, Cranford, Boyd, & Teter, 2007; White, Becker-Blease, Grace-Bishop, 2006). Depending on the type of illicit prescription drug (stimulant v. opioid) student motivations may include help staying awake, going to sleep, treating pain, and increasing attention
This paper utilizes a 2008 self-report survey with a convenience sample of Southeastern university students (n=599) to further explore the relationship between student subgroups and 1) traditional drug use (i.e., class year, employment, greek membership, athletic membership, and GPA) 2) illicit prescription drug use (i.e. stimulants, opioids and tranquilizers/sedatives) and 3) the motivations to use illicit prescription drugs. Results and direction for future research will be discussed.


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