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Demant, Jakob; Schierff, Laura Marie – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2019
Adolescents exhibit a high rate of use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Effect studies rarely describe the actual content of the interventions in detail. Less is known about what was actually done in the prevention than about their effects.Aim: This study is a review study grouping the qualitatively different content components of the various…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Adolescents
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Wagner, Dana E.; Fernandez, Priscilla; Jordan, Jeffrey W.; Saggese, Daniel J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: Peer crowds are macro-level, reputation-based subcultures with shared preferences, values, and behavior. The Country peer crowd has been the focus of tobacco industry research and marketing but has yet to be the primary focus of public health research. The current study explores the utility of "Down and Dirty," a "Social…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Adolescents, Social Influences, Smoking
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Vidourek, Rebecca A.; King, Keith A.; Huang, Shu-Tzu – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Hookah tobacco use is an emerging public health problem. Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to examine recent hookah tobacco use among college students and potential correlates including other drugs and drug education. Methods: The paper version of the National College Health Assessment II was completed by 765 students…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, College Students, Smoking, Urban Schools
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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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Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen; Lester, Leanne; Ramsden, Robyn; Foxcroft, David; Venning, Lynne – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aims: The Drug Education in Victorian Schools (DEVS) programme taught about licit and illicit drugs over two years (2010-2011), with follow up in the third year (2012). It focussed on minimising harm and employed participatory, critical-thinking and skill-focussed pedagogy. This study evaluated the programme's residual effectiveness at follow up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Education, Alcohol Education, Prevention
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Blackman, Shane; Bradley, Rick; Fagg, Matt; Hickmott, Nick – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aim: This article examines the impact of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on drug service interventions using a case study of professional practitioners in South East England. We assess how professionals seek to develop an innovative approach towards providing 'sensible drug information.' Methodology: The research methods include observations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Drug Education, Intervention
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Donnelly, Joseph; Young, Michael – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: More than half of US states have legalized medical marijuana. Several states have also legalized it for recreational use. In spite of states' actions, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. It remains to be seen, however, if the Trump administration will enforce federal law in states that have legalized marijuana. For now, it…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Laws, Drug Therapy, Federal Legislation
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Rigg, Khary K.; Menendez, Kimberly M. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Schools are an important venue for implementing drug prevention programmes. School-based programmes have been shown to be an efficacious and cost-effective method of reducing substance use disorders among youth. There exists lack of consensus, however, regarding who makes the most effective programme providers. Drug prevention programmes are led…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Program Effectiveness
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Farrugia, Adrian – Gender and Education, 2017
This study explores the role of gender in the constitution youth alcohol and other drug consumption in Australian drug education curriculum. Drawn from an analysis of contemporary classroom drug education documents, it is argued that current drug education reproduces unethical and harmful accounts of femininity and masculinity. These enactments of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Drug Education, Alcohol Education
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Meehan, Claire – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2017
People who use illicit drugs often experience stigma that manifests in systemic discrimination, marginalisation and social exclusion. Drug education, which is underpinned by the information model, and often includes fear-based tactics. Eleven focus groups were conducted with sixty-six young people (14-16 years old) in ten schools in Northern…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Social Bias, Drug Education, Interviews
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Hauw, Denis – Quest, 2017
Studies have shown that doping behavior emerges from contexts. Educational research would therefore be enriched by explorations of the situatedness of athletes' activity and its dynamics of development inside sporting life courses. The principles can be summarized as (a) the connection between antidoping and athletes' time-specific and meaningful…
Descriptors: Athletes, Drug Education, Drug Use, Substance Abuse
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Merianos, Ashley L.; Barry, Adam E. – Journal of Drug Education, 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,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Statistical Analysis
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Moffat, Barbara M.; Haines-Saah, Rebecca J.; Johnson, Joy L. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Aims: In most countries, cannabis use rates are highest among young people. Efforts invested in cannabis prevention programmes have had limited success. In part, this may be attributed to a dearth of meaningful discussion in classroom settings on the topic and scarcity of credible resources. Although young people want opportunities to engage in…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Marijuana, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
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Caputi, Theodore L.; McLellan, A. Thomas – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
The study investigates the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Keepin' it REAL (KiR) curriculum--America's most prevalent in-school prevention programme--using a modified systematic review procedure as adapted from the Cochrane Handbook. No published studies research the D.A.R.E. version of KiR, and…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Program Implementation, Audiences, Program Evaluation
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Domingo, Jennifer P.; Abualia, Mohammed; Barragan, Diana; Schroeder, Lianne; Wink, Donald J.; King, Maripat; Clark, Ginevra A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Introductory Chemistry laboratories must go beyond "cookbook" methods to illustrate how chemistry concepts apply to complex, real-world problems. In our case, we are preparing students to use their chemistry knowledge in the healthcare profession. The experiment described here explicitly models three important chemical concepts: dialysis…
Descriptors: Health Services, Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction
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