Resistance to drug offers among college students

Michael L. Hecht, Janet Alberts, Michelle Miller-Rassulo

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This study investigated the social context of drag offers among college students. The communicative processes involved in drug offers and resistance were examined along with drug use history, gender, family income, relationship to offerer, and location of offer. The prevailing pattern was of simple offers followed by simple statements of no, with no continuing pressure by the offerer. However, some form of pressure was reported in almost half of the cases and most frequently resulted from resisting through statements of dislike for product or lack of desire. The least amount of pressure was associated with marijuana offers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)995-1017
Number of pages23
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1992


  • Alcohol offers
  • Alcohol resistance
  • Drug offers
  • Drug resistance
  • Peer pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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