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Carrie V. Smith
Although a relationship between Greek affiliation and increased risktaking has been observed in previous research, the relationship between prescription drug abuse and Greek affiliation has not been thoroughly researched. Participants in the current study comprised a sample of 515 University of Mississippi undergraduate students (28.99% male, 71.01% female) recruited via a campus wide survey comprised of a stratified random sample of the university student population. The results of this examination reveal that there is a significant relationship between prescription drug use, all types of drugs as well as stimulants and opiates specifically, and abuse and Greek affiliation.Thissignificant relationship is examined with the use and abuse of different types of drugs, which include stimulant medications, opiates, and what was classified as prescription drugs (all types).
Pollard, Morgan, "A Broken System? Prescription Drug Use and Abuse in Fraternity and Sorority Members." (2015). Honors Theses. 721.