Drug Use and Life-style Among College Undergraduates

Harrison G. Pope
1981 Archives of General Psychiatry  
O.Cole, MD • A questionnaire study of drug use and life-styleamong A number of similar studies of college drug use, also college seniors, previously performed in 1969, was repeated at dating from the late 1960s, are reviewed by Berg. =Most of the same college in 1978 wlth identicalmethods.Moderate these studies indicate lower prevalence rates than the increases in marlluana use were found; cocaine use had study of Waiters et al, perhaps due to the fact that most increased dramatically; most
more » ... matically; most other drug use changed only were conducted a year or two earlier, many were in other slightly. Dlfferonces between u_r8 and nonusers, already parts of the country, and some may have been affected by modest in 1969, had narrowedfurther by 1978: users and inadequate measures to ensure anonymity of the responnonusers were Indistinguishable on grades, athletics, other dents or randomness of sample. collegeactivities, careerplans,and subjectivealienation. Only The 1970s have produced increasing numbers of epideheterosexualactivity andvisitsto a psychiatrist still distinguish mioiogic studies of college drug use, many of which also users from nonusers, attempt to assess personality characteristics of drug users. (Arch Oan Psychiatry 1981;38:588-891)
doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1980.01780300100012 pmid:7235861 fatcat:4kjiyrrx2rhx3aiz63l23bbhgq