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Christine Thoër, Michelle Robitaille

The Role of Internet regarding Risks related to Non-medical Drugs’ Consumption among Young Adults in Quebec

Le Temps des médias n° 23, Hiver 2014.

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Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals seems to be increasingly popular among young adults. This study, based on semi-structured interviews with 46 Quebecers aged 18-25 who use prescription drugs and OTCs to enhance performance or increase euphoria, examines how they use the Internet as a source of information. Utilization of the Internet varies among young adults who rely on multiple resources, both online and offline, but rarely contact health care professionals.

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