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NIDA Notes Articles: College-Age and Young Adults, College Students and Young Adults

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Substance Abuse and Sexual Risk Show Town-Gown Divide

December 2009
Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.

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Universities Offer Online Master's Program in Addiction Studies

April 2009
Describes a consortium of three universities that launched a 12-month intensive online program last August that leads to a master's degree in addiction studies.

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Fewer Young Adults Abuse Cocaine and Methamphetamine, National Survey Finds

December 2008
Reports prevalence rates of illicit drug abuse among youths and young adults based on 2007 data from a national survey of drug use and health.

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Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Abuse More Likely

March 2008
Reports on results from a study showing that men and women with alcohol use disorders are more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs than people who don't drink at all.

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Among Young Attendees at STD Clinics, Substance Abusers Report More Risky Sexual Behavior

October 2007
Highlights data on the risky sexual behaviors of patients at a sexually transmitted disease clinic who had a substance abuse disorder as compared to those without a substance abuse disorder.

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Controlling College Students' ADHD Symptoms May Protect Them Against Substance Abuse

October 2007
Reports data on the prevalence of substance use among college students with ADHD, comparing those who received ADHD treatment with those who did not.

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Studies Focus on Acculturation and Hispanic Youth

February 2007
Summarizes a study that analyzes factors associated with the risk of drug addiction among 19- to 21-year-old Hispanic women born in the United States as compared with immigrants.

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Ethnicity Influences Early Smoking and Progression to Drug Abuse

October 2006
Summarizes findings from a 10-year study that monitored smoking and progress to other drugs among youth that found ethnicity to be an influential factor.

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