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ERIC Number: EJ1106042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Prescription Stimulant Misuse, Alcohol Abuse, and Disordered Eating among College Students
Ward, Rose Marie; Oswald, Barbara B.; Galante, Marina
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v60 n1 p59-80 Apr 2016
The misuse of prescription stimulants (MPS), risky drinking, and drunkorexia are current public health concerns. The present study assessed the prevalence of MPS and drunkorexia using an online survey. Specifically, we examined alcohol consumption, the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index, Compensatory Eating and Behaviors in Response to Alcohol Consumption Scale and prescription stimulant use among college students (n=379, 273 female). Additionally, a structural equation modeling framework was used to assess the relationship between measures. MPS was significantly correlated with alcohol use, alcohol problems, and drunkorexia behaviors. MPS and aspects of drunkorexia predicted problems with alcohol. There is a need to emphasize the overlap between drunkorexia and MPS in substance use education and prevention efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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