Nonmedical prescription analgesic use and concurrent alcohol consumption among college students.

@article{Garnier2009NonmedicalPA,
  title={Nonmedical prescription analgesic use and concurrent alcohol consumption among college students.},
  author={Laura M. Garnier and Amelia M. Arria and Kimberly M. Caldeira and Kathryn Vincent and Kevin E. O'Grady and Eric D. Wish},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={334-8}
}
BACKGROUND Research has linked heavy alcohol use with nonmedical prescription analgesic use, but no studies have focused on concurrent use. OBJECTIVES To understand the extent to which alcohol use and nonmedical prescription analgesic use co-occur among college students. METHODS The Timeline Followback method was used to split the sample (n = 1,118) into three groups based on their alcohol and nonmedical prescription analgesic use. RESULTS Of all nonmedical prescription analgesic users… CONTINUE READING

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