ERIC Number: ED485601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Depression, Anxiety, and Alcohol or Other Drug Use among College Students. Prevention Updates
Education Development Center, Inc.
Community studies and reports from clinicians reveal that significant numbers of students on U.S. college campuses suffer from depression and/or anxiety and use alcohol or other drugs (AOD). Counselors in both the drug abuse and mental health fields confirm that students who seek mental health treatment often report symptoms of substance abuse, while college students who use alcohol or other drugs often display signs of depression or anxiety. When a college student suffers from depression and/or anxiety and uses alcohol or other drugs, each problem can exacerbate the other. This publication addresses the need for an integrated approach to mental health problems and AOD use on U.S. college and university campuses. It identifies barriers that prevent the achievement of such an approach and offers recommendations to overcome these barriers.
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Drug Use, Drinking, College Students, Mental Disorders, Stress Variables, Coping, School Responsibility, Identification, High Risk Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Counselors; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.