Prescription Drug Abuse on College Campuses

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Northern Kentucky University
"Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic that persists across all populations. It is the use of medication without a prescription from a healthcare provider, for nonmedical purposes, or in excess of what is prescribed. This exploratory cross-sectional study aims to examine the prevalence of prescription drug abuse on college campuses and the reasons for the abuse. Data will be collected through a self-administered survey and is expected to demonstrate a high prevalence of abuse due to environmental, social, and intrapersonal factors. The findings will assist helping professionals and educators alike in improving the health and functioning of college students."
2021 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Medication abuse, College students Drug use, Drug accessibility