The drug use in students from the University of Jaen


  • María del Mar Díaz-Castela Universidad de Jaén
  • Begoña Anguiano-Garrido Universidad de Jaén
  • José Antonio Muela-Martínez Universidad de Jaén



psychoactive drugs, consumption, university, cannabis, alcohol abuse


In recent years, the consumption data of psychoactive substances among young people have increased (WHO, 2011). Therefore, the objectives of this study were know the current status of drug use among consumer groups and high-risk alcohol and tobacco. A descriptive and cross-sectional study based on a survey was conducted, in a sample of 303 university students from the University of Jaen. The results indicate an increase of psychoactive substances over the years and that alcohol and tobacco seem to favor the intake of other psychoactive substances in university population. So it is necessary to continue working on awareness and establish improvements in preventive actions in the university context, in order to reduce as far as possible the effects of consumption.


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Díaz-Castela, M. del M., Anguiano-Garrido, B., & Muela-Martínez, J. A. (2016). The drug use in students from the University of Jaen. Acción Psicológica, 13(1), 53–66.



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