Factors Associated With Illicit Drug Abuse Among Turkish College Students


TOPRAK S., Cetin I., AKGÜL KALKAN E., Can G.

JOURNAL OF ADDICTION MEDICINE, vol.4, no.2, pp.93-98, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/adm.0b013e3181b246c5
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ADDICTION MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-98

Abstract

Objectives: Illicit drug use peaks during late adolescence and young adulthood. Turkey has a young population, and, as an historical opium producing country, it has experienced a continual illicit drug abuse problem. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of substance abuse, to determine the risk factors associated with drug abuse, and to compare the drug abuse between a metropolitan and a rural area.