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Cahill, E and Byrne, M (2010) Alcohol and drug use in students attending a student health centre. Irish Medical Journal , 103 , (8) , pp. 230-233.

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Abstract:
Alcohol and drug use amongst 3rd level students in Ireland is a concern and has been reported previously in the CLAN Survey 1.

The aim of our study was to determine the alcohol and drug use and any alcohol associated adverse consequences amongst students attending the health centre of University College Cork (UCC).
• 178 (98.3%) of the 181 students who replied reported having ever drunk alcohol.
• 157 (91.3%)students drank spirits in the past year v 148 (86.5%) who drank beer/cider v 135 (78.5%) who drank wine.
• 81 (44.8%) students reported binge drinking at least once weekly.
• 48 (26.5%) students used cannabis in the past year v 12 (6.9%) who used cocaine and 7 (4%) who used ecstasy.

All students who drink reported at least one adverse consequence. 114 (63%) of students report adverse consequences of other peoples drinking. The changing drinking behaviour of female students is of particular concern.


Item Type
Article
Date
2010
Pages
5 p.
Page Range
pp. 230-233
Publisher
Irish Medical Organisation
Place of Publication
Cork
Volume
103
Number
8
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4903 (Electronic Only)

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