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Drug addiction to psychoactive substances, widely consumed in France, represents a major public health issue. The three main motivations identified for the consumption of psychostimulants would be self-medication, the party aspect and the improvement of school performance. Students of medicine and pharmacy are a population exposed to academic and professional stress, vulnerable to health problems and psycho-social disorders (anxiety, depression), with direct access to many drugs at their workplace. Almost a third of these students declared to consume these products to improve their cognitive performance, while a recent study showed that they take them instead to manage their stress and sleep. However, no study has characterized all the different uses of psychoactive drugs (PAD) in this population, nor the motivations for consumption, while an analysis of motives would help to develop better screening and prevention strategies. The main objective of the research is to characterize the motivations for PAD consumption among students of medicine and pharmacy in France. The most represented motives will be analyzed on the questionnaire of motivations for consumption (threshold frequency ≥20%). The secondary objectives are to identify the risk factors linked to the individual, to the environment and to drugs in students with PAD use disorders regardless of their motivation and in those using to improve their performance.

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NCT number NCT05115981
Study type Observational
Source University Hospital, Grenoble
Contact Lucie Pennel, MD, PhD
Phone 0033476768970
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Start date November 2021
Completion date January 2022