Club drug use among college students

Jeffrey S. Simons, Raluca M. Gaher, Christopher J. Correia, Jacqueline A. Bush

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This study examined prevalence and frequency of "club" drug use among college students (N = 831) and associations with marijuana and alcohol use, sensation seeking, and positive and negative affectivity. Eighteen percent (n = 146) of the sample had used club drugs at least once in their lifetime. Results of a logistic regression indicated that club drug use was positively associated with marijuana use, negative affectivity, and female gender. Among those who had tried club drugs in their lifetime, 42% reported no past year use and 22.6% reported using 7-12 times or more in the past year. Regression analysis examined associations between 12-month use frequency and the predictors among those who had tried club drugs. Results indicated that sensation seeking and marijuana use were positively associated with use frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1619-1624
Number of pages6
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • College students
  • Drug usage
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  • Personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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