Reported Behaviors of Prescription-Drug Misuse and Medication Safety among Students Attending a Rhode Island University

Kelly L. Matson, University of Rhode Island
Jayne E. Pawasauskas, University of Rhode Island
Fortunato Procopio, University of Rhode Island


OBJECTIVE: College students are at high risk of illicit drug use, where nonmedical use of prescription medications ranks second behind marijuana. Assessment of college students' behaviors regarding prescription medication storage, disposal and sharing tendencies is needed to provide foundation for medication safety education on campuses.