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Shimon, Jane; Gibson, Terry-Ann; Spear, Caile – American Journal of Health Education, 2009
Objectives: By participating in this Stop the Tears teaching strategy, students will be able to: (1) analyze how alcohol and drug abuse could affect their lives as well as the lives of their friends and family and, (2) create a media message, such as a poster, pamphlet, poem, or song, in which alcohol and drug prevention is advocated specific to…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Wolfsberg, Jeffrey S. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
During the year 2004, 20% of eighth-graders and 60.3% of twelfth-graders reported that they had gotten drunk at least once over the course of just one year, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Of the 10.7 million underage youth who drink, 7.2 million or 31% of all high school students binge drink with a frequency of at least…
Descriptors: Prevention, Motor Vehicles, Sexual Abuse, Social Development
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Winters, Ken C.; Dewolfe, Jerome; Graham, Donald – Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2006
The development and psychometric properties of a brief screening tool for use with American Indian youth suspected of abusing substances is described. The Indian Health Service-Personal Experience Screening Questionnaire (IHS-PESQ) is a brief questionnaire that screens for drug abuse problem severity, response distortion tendencies, and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, American Indians, Referral, Drug Abuse
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Rosenfield, Charlene – Journal of School Nursing, 2005
Statistics reporting adolescent use of ergogenic agents are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, 6.1% of students from grades 9 through 12 had taken illegal anabolic steroids without a prescription one or more times during their lifetime. Additionally, more adolescent athletes…
Descriptors: Athletes, At Risk Students, High School Students, Adolescents
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Dennis, Dixie; Ballard, Michael – High School Journal, 2002
National statistics reveal an alarming trend concerning the use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, which is better known as ecstasy. Results from the Monitoring the Future survey of 50,000 secondary youth reveal that use among 8th graders rose to 3.1%, 5.4% among 10th graders, and 8.2% among 12th graders. High school faculty and staff must be…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Abuse, At Risk Persons, Grade 8