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Psychoactive Substance Use among Medical/Health Faculty Undergraduate Students

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.268
Pages: 
11–4
Synopsis: 
Preliminary results indicate that approximately one-third of medical students reported a past prevalence of psychoactive substance use and half reported their first use when they were 15–19 years old.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study sought to explore the drug use practices of undergraduate students within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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Substance Use in Pregnancy at the Mount Hope Women’s Hospital in Trinidad

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2012.098
Pages: 
18–21
Synopsis: 
Reported substance use, socio-economic and demographic data were collected from mothers delivering at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital. Meconium samples from their newborns were analysed for cocaine and marijuana metabolites.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use among mothers giving birth at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital.

Revised: 
January 27, 2014
Accepted: 
February 24, 2014
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Gender Differences in Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Alcohol Use and Misuse in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.264
Pages: 
19–22
Synopsis: 
Gender differences in risk and protective factors exist among Jamaican adolescents. Further research needs to be done to determine the extent of these differences, which need to be considered in the development of more effective prevention and intervention programmes.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: The present study sought to determine if there were gender differences in the impact of five psychosocial risk and protective factors for adolescent alcohol use. The five factors considered by the study were family relationships, self-esteem, peer pressure, religious involvement and school performance.
Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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