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College Prescription Drug Study

The College Prescription Drug Study (CPDS) is a multi-institutional survey of undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The CPDS examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs, including the reasons for and consequences of use, access to prescription drugs and perceptions of use among students.

The purpose of the CPDS is to gain a more thorough understanding of the non-medical use of prescription drugs among college students.

The CPDS was developed and administered by the Center for the Study of Student Life, in collaboration with the Student Life Student Wellness Center, College of Pharmacy and the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery.

The next administration of the CPDS will be during the 2017-2018 academic year! If you are interested in participating, please contact us at