Substance use attitudes and behaviors at three pharmacy colleges

Jeffrey N. Baldwin, David M. Scott, Edward M. DeSimone, Joy H. Forrester, Martha P. Fankhauser

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The objective of this study was to profile and compare alcohol and other drug (AOD) use attitudes and behaviors in three pharmacy colleges. Student surveys of AOD use attitudes and behaviors were conducted at one southwestern and two midwestern pharmacy colleges. Response was 86.5% (566/654). Reported past-year use included alcohol 82.8%, tobacco 25.4%, and marijuana 6.9%. Past-year AOD-associated events included blackouts 18.2%, class or work under influence 7.8%, patient care under influence 1.4%, lowered grades or job evaluations 5.8%, legal charges 2.7%, and heavy drinking 29.0%. Family histories of alcohol or drug problems were reported by 35.5% and 13.1%, respectively. A number of significant differences in AOD use attitudes and behaviors between the three colleges were identified. Pharmacy students reported a number of risky drug-use attitudes and behaviors in this survey. Student AOD prevention, assistance, and education should be proactively addressed by pharmacy colleges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Alcohols
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Students
Pharmacy Students
Cannabis
Drinking
Tobacco
Patient Care
Education
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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine(all)

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Baldwin, J. N., Scott, D. M., DeSimone, E. M., Forrester, J. H., & Fankhauser, M. P. (2011). Substance use attitudes and behaviors at three pharmacy colleges. Substance Abuse, 32(1), 27-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2011.540470

Substance use attitudes and behaviors at three pharmacy colleges. / Baldwin, Jeffrey N.; Scott, David M.; DeSimone, Edward M.; Forrester, Joy H.; Fankhauser, Martha P.

In: Substance Abuse, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 27-35.

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Baldwin, JN, Scott, DM, DeSimone, EM, Forrester, JH & Fankhauser, MP 2011, 'Substance use attitudes and behaviors at three pharmacy colleges', Substance Abuse, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 27-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2011.540470
Baldwin, Jeffrey N. ; Scott, David M. ; DeSimone, Edward M. ; Forrester, Joy H. ; Fankhauser, Martha P. / Substance use attitudes and behaviors at three pharmacy colleges. In: Substance Abuse. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 27-35.
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