PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE AMONG UNDERGRADUATES AT A STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES

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dc.contributor.advisor Hamilton, Gloria
dc.contributor.author CUNNINGHAM, JESSICA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-26T18:03:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-26T18:03:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5332
dc.description.abstract This thesis was designed to examine nonmedical use of prescription opioids by undergraduates at a state university. A survey questionnaire was completed by 94 undergraduates, 8 of whom met the criteria for nonmedical use of prescription opioids and 54 of whom met the criteria for medical use of prescription opioids. Participants classified as nonmedical users reported first time use of prescription opioids to occur in high school. Participants were equally as likely to obtain the medication from friends as compared to family members. Participants classified as medical users of prescription opioids initiated first time use between the ages of 14-19 years. The majority of prescriptions came from medical doctors with no difficulty. The total sample indicated they do not agree that because prescription opioid medication is FDA approved, it is safe to use at will. Results for this study are relevant to participants working with school-age youth and young adults.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.title PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE AMONG UNDERGRADUATES AT A STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Rust, James
dc.contributor.committeemember Marshall, Seth
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Psychology
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.contributor.department Psychology


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