Prevalencia de consumo de riesgo de alcohol y drogas en universitarios: un estudio transversal

Gabriel Arturo Lorca*, José Miguel Valdés, Francisco Javier Díaz, Pascale Marie Christiansen, Francisco Javier Solorza, Jorge Gaete

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Introduction: Substance abuse is one of the most relevant problems in the university population. It is estimated that between 19-26% of university students consume illicit drugs and 80% consume alcohol.
Objective: To know the prevalence of risky consumption of alcohol and drugs among undergraduate students of a private university.
Methodology: Cross-sectional study. An online survey was conducted to measure risk consumption, using the CAGE (alcohol consumption) and ASSIST (tobacco and drugs) instruments. We define "risky consumption" as a score ≥4 on ASSIST and ≥2 on CAGE.
Results: 5037 students participated. The risk consumption of tobacco and alcohol are the most prevalent, reaching 20.2% and 18.1% respectively, and the male sex presents higher prevalences in both. The next most prevalent substances are: nootropics (8.9%) and tranquilizers (8.7%).
Conclusions: There is a high prevalence of risky consumption of substances, especially tobacco and alcohol. Evidence-based interventions are important to prevent risky substance abuse.
Título traducido de la contribución Prevalence of risky alcohol and drug use in university students: a cross-sectional study
Idioma originalEspañol
EstadoAceptada/en prensa - 1 sep 2021

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