P11. College Students' Experiences with Substance Use at Electronic Music Events: A Qualitative Study


To understand college students' experiences with substance use (SU) at electronic music events (EME). Participants: Undergraduate students recruited from April 2019 to May 2019. Methods: A qualitative, descriptive research design utilizing semi-structured focus groups. Results: Three themes emerged: SU viewed as commonplace; SU and protective behaviors; and universities' role in substance education. Conclusion: SU at EME is a common for students. Challenges/opportunities exist for universities working to promote harm reduction practices. Suggestions for prevention efforts are provided.

Poster Category: Practice/Programmatic


Presenter(s): Valerie Halstead, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC and Ashley Falcon, PhD, MPH (University of Miami); Brian McCabe, PhD (Auburn University)

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