ERIC Number: ED328173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Behaviors, Attitudes and Knowledge of UNO Students Regarding Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco: 1989.
Hunnicutt, David; Davis, Joe
ESS Reports, v2 n2 Aug 1989
This report describes alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among 715 University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students. The report focuses on drug use at the higher frequency levels, rather than reporting proportions who have ever used various drugs. The separate classes of drugs distinguished are alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana, and non-prescription "stay-awake" pills. The study investigated such issues as drinking to get drunk; driving after using drugs or alcohol; riding with a driver who has used drugs or alcohol; and drug/alcohol possession, consumption, and intoxication on campus. In addition to analyzing use, the report addresses negative consequences of drinking, perceptions of close friends concerning alcohol and drug use, perceived risk of becoming an alcoholic, and personal knowledge of alcohol and drugs. It is concluded that, although UNO students are well below the national average in terms of drug use, the problem of alcohol abuse is of disturbing proportions, with heavy alcohol use accepted as normal consumption. (Seven references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Educational and Student Services.
Identifiers: University of Nebraska Omaha