Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6488

Peter G Miller

Peter G Miller
School of Psychology,
Geelong Waterfront Campus, Vic, 3220

  • Research Article
    Alcohol Price Considerations on Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in University Students
    Author(s): Peter G Miller and Nicolas DrostePeter G Miller and Nicolas 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. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000109

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