The Academic Steroid: Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants at a North Texas University

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The goal of this study was to determine the extent, motivations, and justifications of nonmedical prescription stimulant use among the population at a large public university in the North Texas region. Participants consisted of 526 undergraduate students enrolled at the studied university during the spring and summer 2014 semesters. The findings of the study suggest that the nonmedical use by students was higher than the findings in much of the current literature, but was within the parameters established in the literature. The primary motivation for nonmedical use was academic in nature and was justified by moderation of nonmedical use to ... continued below

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Pennington, Cody W. December 2014.

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The goal of this study was to determine the extent, motivations, and justifications of nonmedical prescription stimulant use among the population at a large public university in the North Texas region. Participants consisted of 526 undergraduate students enrolled at the studied university during the spring and summer 2014 semesters. The findings of the study suggest that the nonmedical use by students was higher than the findings in much of the current literature, but was within the parameters established in the literature. The primary motivation for nonmedical use was academic in nature and was justified by moderation of nonmedical use to strategic academic times.

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Pennington, Cody W. The Academic Steroid: Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants at a North Texas University, thesis, December 2014; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699893/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .