ERIC Number: ED430174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Survey of Substance Use among University Students, 1997.
Kerber, Lisa; Wallisch, Lynn
This report presents findings of the 1997 survey of substance use and related behaviors among university students in Texas. The objectives of the study were to determine the number and characteristics of students who use and misuse substances; to highlight the relationship between misuse and other risky behaviors; and to estimate the need for prevention, intervention, and treatment services. This information can be used by policy makers, substance abuse prevention and treatment professional, educators, and university personnel to refine existing alcohol and drug policies on college campuses across the state; to develop effective, targeted prevention and intervention programs for college students; and to plan for a variety of health services that students may need. This report also compares the prevalence of substance use and misuse of college students to those of college students nationwide. Appendix A presents six substance use prevalence tables and Appendix B lists gambling questions. (Contains 58 references, 37 tables, and 9 graphs.) (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Drinking, Driving While Intoxicated, Drug Use, Educational Policy, Health Services, Higher Education, Inhalants, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Prevention, Risk, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Tobacco
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, P.O. Box 80529, Austin, TX 78708-0529; Tel: 512-349-6600; Tel: 800-832-9623 (Toll Free); Web site: www.tcada.state.tx.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas