Assessment of alcohol and other drug use behaviors in health professions students

Jeffrey N. Baldwin, David M. Scott, Sangeeta Agrawal, Jean K. Bartek, R. Ellen Davis-Hall, Thomas P. Reardon, Edward M. DeSimone

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Abstract

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use behaviors of health professions students (HPS) were assessed by surveying both university-based HPS and other nursing programs in a Midwestern state in 1999. Response was 2,646 (56.4%) of surveyed students. Family history of alcohol-related and drug-related problems were reported by 39.8% and 13.9%, respectively, with 42.6% of respondents reporting one or both. Among nursing respondents, 48.1%, 19.2% and 51.1%, respectively, reported family problems with alcohol, drugs, or one or both. Past-year alcohol use was comparable to undergraduate college students (UCS) nationally (83%); heavy drinking, tobacco and recreational drug use by HPS were lower. Past year drug use was highest among medical students. Marijuana was the predominant illicit drug; medical students and males most often reported use. Health professions educational systems should proactively address student AOD prevention, education and assistance needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2006

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Alcohols
Students
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Medical Students
Nursing Students
Cannabis
Drinking
Tobacco
Nursing
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Baldwin, J. N., Scott, D. M., Agrawal, S., Bartek, J. K., Davis-Hall, R. E., Reardon, T. P., & DeSimone, E. M. (2006). Assessment of alcohol and other drug use behaviors in health professions students. Substance Abuse, 27(3), 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1300/J465v27n03_05

Assessment of alcohol and other drug use behaviors in health professions students. / Baldwin, Jeffrey N.; Scott, David M.; Agrawal, Sangeeta; Bartek, Jean K.; Davis-Hall, R. Ellen; Reardon, Thomas P.; DeSimone, Edward M.

In: Substance Abuse, Vol. 27, No. 3, 23.10.2006, p. 27-37.

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Baldwin, JN, Scott, DM, Agrawal, S, Bartek, JK, Davis-Hall, RE, Reardon, TP & DeSimone, EM 2006, 'Assessment of alcohol and other drug use behaviors in health professions students', Substance Abuse, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1300/J465v27n03_05
Baldwin JN, Scott DM, Agrawal S, Bartek JK, Davis-Hall RE, Reardon TP et al. Assessment of alcohol and other drug use behaviors in health professions students. Substance Abuse. 2006 Oct 23;27(3):27-37. https://doi.org/10.1300/J465v27n03_05
Baldwin, Jeffrey N. ; Scott, David M. ; Agrawal, Sangeeta ; Bartek, Jean K. ; Davis-Hall, R. Ellen ; Reardon, Thomas P. ; DeSimone, Edward M. / Assessment of alcohol and other drug use behaviors in health professions students. In: Substance Abuse. 2006 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 27-37.
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