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ERIC Number: EJ1176096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Examining the Impact of Alcohol and Other Drug Education Exposure on Student Alcohol Consumption
Merianos, Ashley L.; Barry, Adam E.
Journal of Drug Education, v47 n1-2 p3-20 Mar-Jun 2017
This investigation examined the association between alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention/education programs and drinking behaviors among students aged 12 to 17 years. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (N = 17,736). AOD prevention/education was assessed in three school settings: special class, regular class, and outside regular class. Outcome variables included past year alcohol use and current heavy episodic drinking. Associations were assessed via one-way analyses of variance and multiple regression models. There was a significant effect of program exposure on alcohol use (p<0.001) and heavy episodic drinking (p = 0.002). Regression results found AOD prevention/education exposure (p = 0.004) was significant, indicating that exposure decreased past year use. No difference was found based on heavy episodic drinking. Increasing exposure to AOD prevention/education programs is warranted and encouraged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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