Substance Abuse and Dependency Risk: The Role of Peer Perceptions, Marijuana Involvement, and Attitudes toward Substance Use among College Students

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A. Keith Mobley, Clinical Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Many college students are using substances at levels consistent with Substance Abuse or Dependence, yet little explanation for this phenomenon exits. The aim of this study was to explore a risk factor profile that best separates those with low and high potential for having a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). A discriminant function analysis revealed that participants with a high probability of having a SUD misperceive others' alcohol and marijuana use to a greater extent than those with a low probability of having a SUD. Implications for educators and counselors on college campuses are discussed.

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Journal of Drug Education
Language: English
Date: 2010
college students, substance abuse, Substance Use Disorder (SUD), counselors

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