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Delay discounting is associated with substance use in college students.

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Kollins, SH
Published in: Addict Behav
August 2003

This study investigated whether a measure of delay discounting was associated with substance use variables in a sample of college students. Participants (N=47) completed a substance use survey and a delay-discounting measure that asked them to make a series of choices between a fixed amount of hypothetical money to be delivered immediately and a larger amount to be delivered after a range of delays. Discounting values were significantly associated with a number of substance use variables, most notably age of first alcohol use (r=-.34; P<.05), age of first smoking (r=-.51; P<.05), age of first marijuana use (r=-.48; P<.05), number of times "passed out" from alcohol use (r=.73; P<.01), and total number of illicit drugs used (r=.32; P<.05). Individuals reporting more illicit drug use and younger ages of first use tend to discount the value of future hypothetical rewards more steeply than their peers.

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Addict Behav

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ISSN

0306-4603

Publication Date

August 2003

Volume

28

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1167 / 1173

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Students
  • Smoking
  • Reward
  • Male
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Choice Behavior
 

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Kollins, S. H. (2003). Delay discounting is associated with substance use in college students. Addict Behav, 28(6), 1167–1173. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0306-4603(02)00220-4
Kollins, Scott H. “Delay discounting is associated with substance use in college students.Addict Behav 28, no. 6 (August 2003): 1167–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0306-4603(02)00220-4.
Kollins SH. Delay discounting is associated with substance use in college students. Addict Behav. 2003 Aug;28(6):1167–73.
Kollins, Scott H. “Delay discounting is associated with substance use in college students.Addict Behav, vol. 28, no. 6, Aug. 2003, pp. 1167–73. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0306-4603(02)00220-4.
Kollins SH. Delay discounting is associated with substance use in college students. Addict Behav. 2003 Aug;28(6):1167–1173.
Journal cover image

Published In

Addict Behav

DOI

ISSN

0306-4603

Publication Date

August 2003

Volume

28

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1167 / 1173

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Students
  • Smoking
  • Reward
  • Male
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Choice Behavior