Objective: To assess risk behaviours related to the use of alcohol and other drugs among university students. Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study, conducted in 2012 in a town of Alto Paranaíba region, in Minas Gerais State, with a sample of 123 university students, who answered questionnaires containing the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST), the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and the questionnaire on Risk Behaviours Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs Abuse. Statistical analyses were performed with a significance level of p<0.05. Results: ASSIST results indicated that 50.9% (n=24) of the university students were alcohol users, 46.2% (n=56) were tobacco users, and 16.4% (n=4) of the marijuana users presented risk behaviours associated with drugs use. Conclusion: The study evidenced, among the university students, risk behaviours associated with alcohol and drugs use, like accidents, constraints with the law, and non-use of condom.
Júnior, G. A., & Gaya, C. de M. (2015). Implicações do uso de álcool, tabaco e outras drogas na vida do universitário. Revista Brasileira Em Promoção Da Saúde, 28(1), 67–74. Retrieved from http://periodicos.unifor.br/RBPS/article/view/3166/pdf