Exploring the relationship between religious coping and spirituality among three types of collegiate substance abuse

Amanda L. Giordano, Elizabeth Prosek, Cynthia M. Daly, Jessica M. Holm, Zachary B. Ramsey, Meagan R. Abernathy, Kristy M. Sender

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Religion and spirituality are protective factors against collegiate substance abuse; however, considering the variance among different types of drug abuse is important. We investigated religious coping and spirituality in relation to hazardous drinking, marijuana use, and psychostimulant use. Results indicated that positive religious coping and several dimensions of spirituality protect against hazardous drinking and marijuana use. Furthermore, differences in religious coping and spirituality may not exist between groups of psychostimulant users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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