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GLORIA-GARCES, Carmen  e  VEDANA, Kelly Graziani Giacchero. Consumption of Central Nervous System Stimulants among Medical and Nursing Students at a Chilean University. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2013, vol.9, n.2, pp. 64-69. ISSN 1806-6976.

The study aimed to determine the prevalence of psychostimulant consumption among medical and nursing students at a Chilean university, the personal characteristics and motivations for the use of these substances. This is a descriptive, transversal research with a quantitative approach. The sample was comprised of 92 students. Data collection occurred in 2011 through structured research. Descriptive statistics were used for the data analysis. The students were young, and 35% of them had previously consumed psycho stimulants. The main motivator was the pursuit of pleasure; need to stay awake, and to study. The difference in consumption between the genders was negligible. Research in this area is important to characterize the substance users, to monitor consumption patterns and develop strategies.

Palavras-chave : Central Nervous System Stimulants; Students, Medical; Students, Nursing.

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