Show simple item record Engs, Ruth Clifford 2014-06-19T19:26:09Z 2014-06-19T19:26:09Z 1980
dc.identifier.citation Engs, Ruth C. (1980b) "DRUG-USE PATTERNS OF HELPING-PROFESSION STUDENTS IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA," Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 6:231-246. Retrieved from IUScholarWorks Repository: en
dc.identifier.issn 0376-8716
dc.description This is the post-print version of an article published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence located at No DOI is listed for this article. en
dc.description Other research PUBLICATIONS and PAPERS on university students drinking, drug use and health concerns and behaviors can be found at:; and Further information about the questionnaire, calculations, and the original data base used can be found in the following item records within IUScholarworks repository. Details about the reliability and validity of the SAQ are found at:;; The classic 1975 copy of the SAQ is found at ALL QUESTIONNAIRES developed by Engs are found in the repository at: en
dc.description.abstract A survey of 1691 first- and final-year students in the helping professions (medicine, law, nursing, pharmacy, police science, seminary, social work/psychology, and teaching) as to their use of drugs was carried out during February to April, 1980, in Brisbane, Australia. The results indicated that about 86% drank coffee or tea, 85% drank alcohol, 85% used non-prescription analgesics, 31% used tobacco, 25% antihistamines, 9% marijuana, 9% sedatives, 6% tranquilizers, 2% hallucinogens, 2% stimulants, 1% cocaine and 1% used opiates at least once a year. Of these students, females used analgesics and antihistamines significantly more frequently than males and consumed more caffeine, tobacco and analgesics than males, while males drank significantly more alcohol than females. Final-year students used more alcohol, coffee or tea and tobacco, and used marijuana, coffee and tea and tobacco significantly more frequently than first-year students. Individuals who did not consider relation important used more alcohol and tobacco and used marijuana, tobacco and hallucinogens more frequently compared to individuals who considered religion to be important. There was also a significant difference in drug usage between the different courses of study for most of the substances, with law students using the majority of substances the most frequently and seminarians the least frequently. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights This work is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. For permission to reuse this work for commercial purposes, please contact Dr. Ruth Engs or the IU Archives. en
dc.subject Drinking, smoking, drug use, Australian, post secondary students, nursing, medical, teaching en
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