Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Substance Use Disorders by University Students: A Review of Literature

Monicah Wanjiku Njoroge
2017 Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence  
This is a systematic review of literature describing the knowledge of substance use disorders (SUDs) by university students and determines their attitude and practices towards SUDs. It compares university students in different countries. Results: Findings of nine articles were included in this review. The included articles assessed university students at various academic years and programmes. The SUDs included alcohol use disorder, nicotine dependence, legal, illegal drugs dependence and
more » ... pendence and pharmaceutical drug dependence. Conclusions: The findings from the reviewed studies indicate awareness by university students on substance use disorders. However, there is need for enhanced awareness and education programmes for university students on SUDs aimed at producing a positive impact on their practices, attitudes and knowledge on this subject.
doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000291 fatcat:hlgmewi4vvda3evkq3thqwgexe