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Fall 2023


● Substance use (alcohol, illicit ADHD medication, marijuana, and cigarettes) have been linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as unhealthy habits (poor eating and limited exercise)

● We studied the correlation between substance use and emotional regulation and substance use and healthy habits (healthy eating and exercise)

● How is substance use related to poor emotional regulation and unhealthy habits? Using a short survey, we collected data on the substance usage, emotional status, as well as eating and exercise habits of 207 individuals

● We found a significant correlation between substance use, poor emotional regulation, and unhealthy habits