Home > Students using prescription medications to ‘get high’.

[Medical Independent] , Cahill, Niamh Students using prescription medications to ‘get high’. (27 Aug 2015)

URL: http://www.medicalindependent.ie/70701/students_us...

Some 30 per cent of surveyed students have used medications prescribed by their GP to ‘get high’, while 18 per cent have used non-prescription medication to do so, data exclusively obtained by the Medical Independent reveals.

Findings from the National Student Drugs Survey, due to be published in full in September, show that in less than two hours, students can gain access to potentially harmful prescription medicines.

Item Type:News
Source:Medical Independent
Date:27 August 2015
Subjects:B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants) > Benzodiazepine
B Substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Codeine
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
T Demographic characteristics > Undergraduate or graduate student
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

Repository Staff Only: item control page