Project: Trine Saudi Community’s awareness of dangerous intravenous drug use
Primary Research Question
How much do Trine University’s students know about dangerous intravenous drugs and their associated hazards?
The purpose of this research is to identify the level of awareness among the students of Trine University in Saudi Arabia about intravenous drugs. There are numerous disadvantages that are associated with dangerous intravenous drugs. For instance, there are chances of infection, scarring of the veins, and increased chance of overdose, social stigma, increased addiction chances and damage to the arteries. There are dangers of disease spread as well, diseases like HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis. We need to ask that whether these students know about such issues and their effects.
How do they get the information about the intravenous drugs and their associated hazards?
The university has a special health and wellness center with a purpose to provide all the information about the intravenous drugs and their associated drugs. The institute is available for access to the students so that they can contact the department in case of emergency or any issue. Trine University has a special policy designed for the use of drugs and alcohol. The university disapproves the use of any illegal form of drug or abuse of legal drugs by the students. The institute also supports the legal federal laws relating to the drug abuse as well. Some of the consequences that will be faced by the students for such activities will include a fine of $200 and the student will also have to undergo the abuse evaluation test procedures as well. The student will also perform 50 to 80 hours of university service without any exceptions. Appropriate law enforcement officials may also be notified in case of serious offense. The student will also be given with final notice and if s/he is already on final notice then the case will be preceded by the dean.
What factors influence their knowledge level regarding the intravenous drugs and their associated hazards?
The university has separate programs that are designed to work for the health and awareness of the students for the purpose of the overall well-being of the students and to empower them. However, these programs have to be updated on regular basis to provide the latest information on these issues to the students as quickly as possible and at all times. Appropriate counseling is also provided to such students. They are also provided with opportunities to get themselves indulge in healthy activities such as exercise or yoga. The student counseling programs develop awareness among the students and enable them to refrain from such habits. The students have easy access to these programs through the website and on campus as well.
Trine University. (2016, September 30). Health and Wellness. Retrieved from Trine University: http://www.trine.edu/campus-life/health-and-wellness/index.aspx