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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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ARAUJO, Claudineia Matos de; VIEIRA, Carla Xavier  e  MASCARENHAS, Claudio Henrique Meira. Prevalence of licit and illicit drugs by college students. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.3, pp. 144-150. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: evaluate the use of licit and illicit drugs by college students, and to investigate its association with sociodemographic variables. METHOD: this is a cross-sectional study, with 429 adults, 18-24 years, answered a questionnaire sociodemographic and Involvement Screening Test with Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Matter. Used to descriptive statistics and chi-square in Fisher. RESULTS: the most used drug was the alcohol, followed by tobacco and hypnotics/sedatives. The male was associated with greater use of drugs such as tobacco and marijuana consumption and a suggestive abuse to alcohol. CONCLUSION: it is concluded that alcohol prevails as the most widely used substance, that being male and do not have a religion, live away from their parents or relatives are factors that can influence the use and abuse legal and illegal.

Palavras-chave : Students; Street Drugs; Epidemiology.

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