ALCOHOL AND PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE USE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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RESEARCH PROJECT TOPIC ON ALCOHOL AND PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE USE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Alcohol and psychoactive substance use and their effects are an important issue among adolescents and young adults. Different results have been reported about the frequency of alcohol and psychoactive substance use among university students in studies conducted both in Turkey and in different places worldwide.

The frequency of alcohol and psychoactive substance use among Trakya University students (n=1385) and the related parameters were studied cross-sectionally using a self-reporting questionnaire.

Alcohol was the most common substance used (30%), followed by tobacco (29.9%) and marijuana (3.1%). The frequency of alcohol and psychoactive substance use was found to be higher among males with higher amounts of pocket money, whose parents experienced more conflict in their relationship, and who belong to families with a higher education and income level.

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