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Alcohol Price Considerations on alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in University Students

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posted on 2024-06-03, 09:33 authored by Peter MillerPeter Miller, N Droste
Background
This study investigates alcohol price and proposed substance use amongst Australian tertiary students.

Methods
Participants were recruited in 2009 via facebook, and were asked to complete a 34-item internetbased survey. 512 people took part, 485 fit the inclusion criteria.

Results
The sample consisted predominately of young (mean age 20.3 years), female (66%) university students. Higher alcohol prices resulted in increased consideration of illicit substances as an alternative indicating a substitution effect, although the majority (60%) of respondents would never consider using ecstasy.

Conclusion
Results indicate substantial room to increase the price of alcohol to achieve alcohol consumption reduction without likely substitution behavior.

History

Journal

Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Volume

1

Pagination

1-4

Location

Los Angeles, Calif.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

2329-6488

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

2013, OMICS Publishing Group

Issue

2

Publisher

OMICS Publishing Group

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