Social network ties to nightlife and healthcare professionals and prescription drug misuse among young adults.

Affiliation

Purdue University, Dept. of Sociology, 700 W State St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Nightlife scenes have been characterized as risk environments where social ecology and network ties facilitate substance use. In contrast to other substances, the prescription drug problem also has been shaped by the healthcare system. How network ties to professionals in these domains are associated with prescription drug misuse remains a key area of study.

Keywords

Healthcare professionals,Nightlife,Prescription drug misuse,Social networks,Young adults,

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