ERIC Number: ED039534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Drug Use Among College Students. A Preliminary Report.
Mizner, George L.; And Others
Initial data from a survey of drug usage among college students was presented. A large-scale effort was made to produce reliable figures on: (1) drug use patterns; (2) attitudes toward drug use; and (3) incidence of drug use among college students. Questionnaires were answered by 26,000 college students from the Denver-Boulder area, who were delineated according to sex, age, race, religious background, marital status, academic year and standing, field of concentration, living situation, type of school, parental income and social class. The questionnaire addressed itself to the following issues: (1) frequency of use; (2) mood states at the time of usage; (3) age at first usage and reasons for continuing or discontinuing the use of drugs; (4) attitudes of users and non-users toward drug use; (5) plans for future use; and (6) attitudes toward drug legislation. The data, which focused primarily on amphetamines, marihuana, and LSD, were carefully analyzed. The liabilities of this type of research are mentioned. (TL)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, College Students, Drug Abuse, Drug Legislation, Graduate Students, Health, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Marihuana, Narcotics, Student Attitudes, Students
Dr. George L. Mizner, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Medical School, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80220
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. Medical Center.; Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Association Convention, Miami, Florida, May 8, 1969