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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 and College of Pharmacy.

The next administration of the CPDS will be during the spring of the 2020-2021 academic year. If your institution is interested in participating, please contact us at