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ERIC Number: ED104483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 31
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Survey on Drug Abuse.
Jones, Lee C.
The purpose of this study was to determine the drug usage of 107 students enrolled in randomly selected behavioral science courses at Broward Community College (Florida) in 1974. The relationship of the variables of sex and income to drug usage was also investigated. A review of the literature relating to student drug usage notes trends in drug use around the country. A breakdown of usage by particular drugs shows that 57.1 percent use marijuana, 11.2 percent use cocaine, 90.5 percent use alcohol, and 32.3 percent use "speed." A significantly larger proportion of males use cocaine, but no statistical significance was determined for the male-female differentials in marijuana, alcohol or speed usage. The percentages of students using drugs other than alcohol show highest use levels for low income (0-$4,999) and high income ($20,000+) students. Based on the information gathered in this study, a series of recommendations concerning drug programs, revised behavioral science curricula, and cooperative programs with community drug clinics are proposed. The survey instrument is appended. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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