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Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Goodin, Amie – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students as well as related environment and school-level risk and protective factors were examined. Methods: Data was acquired from the 2015 CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Survey for Kentucky (N = 2577). Prevalence of substance use was calculated for…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Bullying, Correlation, Homosexuality
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2019
This occasional paper presents national demographic subgroup data for the 1975-2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey results on 8th, 10th, and 12th graders' use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The study covers all major classes of illicit and licit psychoactive drugs for an array of population subgroups. The trends are presented in…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Drug Abuse
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2019
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is a long-term study of substance use and related factors among U.S. adolescents, college students, and adult high school graduates through age 60. It is conducted annually and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. MTF findings identify emerging substance use problems, track substance use trends, and inform…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Adolescents, College Students, High School Graduates
Kho, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Chapter 1: School Cellphone Bans and Student Substance Abuse: Evidence From California Public High Schools: Following high profile school shootings and the September 11th terrorist attacks, public concern over school emergency preparedness prompted the California State Legislature in 2003 to overturn a statewide ban against student possession of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Substance Abuse, State Legislation
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Liao, Jung-Yu; Huang, Chiu-Mieh; Lee, Charles Tzu-Chi; Hsu, Hsiao-Pei; Chang, Chiu-Ching; Chuang, Che-Jen; Guo, Jong-Long – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The use of illicit drugs by adolescents is a widespread problem in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to identify risk and protective factors. Design: Web-based survey of high school students. Setting: Senior high schools and vocational high schools in northern Taiwan. Method: Survey data were collected from 15,754 students. Logistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Chen, Xinguang; Yu, Bin; Stanton, Bonita; Cook, Robert L.; Chen, Ding-Geng; Okafor, Chukwuemeka – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
Research findings are inconsistent regarding a positive association between the passage of state medical marijuana laws (MML) and the adolescent access and the use of marijuana. We utilized a novel analytical approach to examine this issue with multiyear data from the 1997-2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System of the State of Michigan.…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Therapy, Correlation, Laws
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Debnam, Katrina J.; Saha, Shonali; Bradshaw, Catherine – Grantee Submission, 2018
Background: Synthetic and other drugs have become available to teens, yet little is known about risk factors of use. Objective: To examine adolescent use of one class of synthetic drugs and its association with perceptions about its prevalence, access, and risk of substance use. Methods: Adolescents from a convenience sample of 104 middle and high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Risk
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Holm, Søren; Tolstrup, Janne – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
This paper presents the rationale and content of PASS, a Danish school-based prevention program targeting cannabis-culture-related beliefs among high school students (i.e. typically 15-19 years). The objective of the program is to prevent or delay initiation of cannabis use and limit use among students who already initiated. PASS is a combined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marijuana, Drug Use, Prevention
Kerski, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this 22-question activity, high school students investigate the spatial distribution of marijuana stores in Colorado using an interactive web map containing stores, centers, highways, population, and other data at several scales. After completing this lesson, students will know and be able to: (1) Use interactive maps, layers, and tools in…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Marijuana, High School Students, Retailing
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Stoddard, Sarah A.; Pierce, Jennifer – Youth & Society, 2018
Perceptions of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use are associated with adolescent substance use behavior, yet research on the role of contextual factors and positive assets in this relationship is scant. This study examined the relationship between school environment and peer influence and past 30-day alcohol and marijuana use via positive future…
Descriptors: Drinking, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Intention
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
This occasional paper presents national demographic subgroup data for the 1975-2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey results on 8th, 10th, and 12th graders' use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. MTF is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health under a series of investigator-initiated, competitive…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald g.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is a long-term study of substance use and related factors among U.S. adolescents, college students, and adult high school graduates through age 55. It is conducted annually and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. MTF findings identify emerging susbstance use problems, track substance use trends, and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
Miech, Richard A.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality; it is in large part why, among 17 high-income nations, people in the U.S. have the highest probability of dying by age 50. Substance use is also an important contributor to many social ills including child and spouse abuse, violence more generally, theft, suicide, and more;…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
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Manu, Emmanuel; Maluleke, Xavela T.; Douglas, Mbuyiselo – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2017
South Africa has a high rate of substance abuse among youths both in and out of school with East London in the Eastern Cape Province experiencing an increase in young people ages 20 years and below seeking treatment for substance abuse. The purpose of the study was to explore the knowledge of high school learners (grades 10 to 12) regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substance Abuse, High School Students, Knowledge Level
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Patte, Karen A.; Qian, Wei; Leatherdale, Scott T. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We tested the effect of initiating marijuana and alcohol use at varying frequencies on academic indices. Methods: In a sample of 26,475 grade 9-12 students with at least 2 years of linked longitudinal data from year 1 (Y1: 2012-2013), year 2 (Y2: 2013-2014), and year 3 (Y3: 2014-2015) of the COMPASS study, separate multinomial…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Alcohol Abuse, High School Students, Predictor Variables
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