2018 College Prescription Drug Study

Examines non-medical prescription drug use, including the reasons for and consequences of use, access to prescription drugs and perceptions of use among students. The purpose of the survey is to understand the non-medical use of prescription drugs among college students. The College Prescription Drug Survey (CPDS) was developed and administered as a collaboration between The Ohio State University’s Center for the Study of Student Life, Student Life Student Wellness Center and the College of Pharmacy. During spring 2018, the CPDS was administered to random samples of students attending institutions across the United States via an online anonymous survey. The survey was administered to 113,999 students at the 26 participating institutions; 19,539 students responded for a response rate of 17.1%.

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Ohio State University Office of Student Life, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

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