Differences in Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Among Fraternity- and Sorority-Afiliated Students
The current study reviewed data from the 2022 College Prescription Drug Study of 4,967 undergraduate students to examine differences in lifetime and past-year misuse of prescription stimulants, academic motivations and consequences of misuse, and misperceptions of prescription stimulants. Results indicate that fraternity- and sorority-affiliated students are more likely to report misusing a prescription stimulant in their lifetime and within the past year than nonaffiliated students. Fraternity and sorority members are more influenced by academic reasons and social norms than nonaffiliated students, with gender identity further predicting level of risk. Implications for prevention programming for fraternity and sorority members are discussed.
Baker, Emily; Downing, Molly; Kwiek, Nicole C.; Regan, Erica; Dionne, Julia; and Miracle, Tessa
"Differences in Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Among Fraternity- and Sorority-Afiliated Students,"
Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice: Vol. 18:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol18/iss1/1