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Drink and drugs: From medical students to doctors

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Dr David WalshawORCiD, Professor Farhad Kamali


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Drinking and illicit drug use were assessed longitudinally in a cohort of medical students who were surveyed in the second and fifth year of their undergraduate studies and after 1 year as PRHOs. Mean alcohol consumption had increased significantly (P<0.015) over the three time points; 15.2-16.0-18.8 units/week. Experimentation with illicit drugs had increased from 50 to 63 to 65%. Although education on alcohol and illicit drugs should be part of core curriculum in medical schools, support and intervention in the workplace is also needed for individuals with alcohol and/or drug problems. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Newbury-Birch D; Kamali F; Walshaw D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Year: 2001

Volume: 64

Issue: 3

Pages: 265-270

ISSN (print): 0376-8716

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0046

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0376-8716(01)00128-4

PubMed id: 11672941


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