Patterns of substance use among students meeting lifetime DSM-III criteria for alcohol misuse

Roderick Macdonald*, Kristen L. Barry, Michael F. Fleming

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Abstract

A cross-sectional survey of 989 college students was conducted to investigate substance use patterns between students meeting lifetime DSM-III alcohol misuse criteria and students not meeting misuse criteria. Students meeting alcohol misuse criteria (n = 294) reported a significantly greater history of lifetime substance use and were more likely to have used marijuana in the 6 months prior to the receipt of the questionnaire. No significant differences in the frequency of substance use within the 6-month period were indicated between the two student groups with the exception of marijuana. Students meeting lifetime DSM-III alcohol misuse criteria also reported having experimented with marijuana at an earlier age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-915
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of the Addictions
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Alcohol misuse
  • College students
  • Drug use
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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