The Use of Psychoactive Substances among University Students

The Use of Psychoactive Substances among University Students | Magdalena IORGA & Camelia SOPONARU

Abstract: For more than two years, the ethnobotanicals were considered legal substances in Romania, easily found in “weedshops” – special shops in the university campus, in school areas, or even online. An important number of victims, teenagers, college or university students, arrived in emergency units with clear signs of drug intoxication. The use of ethnobotanicals was declared intentional and for entertainment, in clubs, parties or school events. The survey identifies a rate of ethnobotanical use of 15,47% in the university campus; it also studies the reasons of consumption and the students’ beliefs and awareness of ethnobotanicals’ effects among engineering students from two different regions of the country.

Keywords: Ethnobotanicals, legal drugs, student substance abuse, university field.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/rrem/2014.0601.07

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