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ERIC Number: ED525060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-7
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Nonmedical Use of Adderall[R] among Full-Time College Students. The NSDUH Report
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This issue of "The NSDUH Report" examines the rates of nonmedical use of Adderall[R] in the past year among full-time college students aged 18 to 22 and comparably aged persons who were not full-time college students. All findings presented in this report are annual averages based on combined 2006 and 2007 data. Full-time college students aged 18 to 22 were twice as likely as their counterparts who were not full-time college students to have used Adderall[R] nonmedically in the past year (6.4 vs. 3.0 percent). Full-time college students who were nonmedical users of Adderall[R] were almost 3 times as likely as those who had not used Adderall[R] nonmedically to have used marijuana in the past year (79.9 vs. 27.2 percent), 8 times more likely to have used cocaine in that period (28.9 vs. 3.6 percent), 8 times more likely to have been nonmedical users of prescription tranquilizers (24.5 vs. 3.0 percent), and 5 times more likely to have been nonmedical users of prescription pain relievers (44.9 vs. 8.7 percent). Nearly 90 percent of full-time college students who used Adderall[R] nonmedically in the past year were past month binge alcohol users, and more than half were heavy alcohol users. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS)