Prescription Drug Use Statistics and Resources

These statistics are from the Fall 2012 Alcohol and Drug Survey, completed online by a random representative sample of 467 students.  Extensive data and more information can be obtained by contacting CROSSROADS at 962-4136.

How often do you use the following prescriptions without a doctor's prescription?

Never

Before, but not in past year

A few times in past year

Once or twice a month

Once or twice a week

Almost every day

Pain medication (e.g. Vicodin®, OxyContin®, hydrocodone, oxycodone)

83.97%

5.64%

6.55%   

2.93%   

0.45%   

0.45%

Stimulant medication (e.g., Ritalin®, Dexedrine®, Adderall®, Concerta®, methylphenidate)

83.72%

4.36%

7.8%

1.61%

2.29%

0.23%

Sedative/Anxiety medication (e.g. Ativan®, Xanax®, Valium®, Klonopin®, diazepam and lorazepam)

87.78%

5.2%

4.98%

1.13%

0.45%

0.45%

During the past year, which of the following prescription drugs did you take that were not prescribed for you by a doctor?

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