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Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2011
According to a Research Update from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan "continue to strain military personnel, returning veterans, and their families. Some have experienced long and multiple deployments, combat exposure, and physical injuries, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Military Personnel, Injuries
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Filges, Trine; Andersen, Ditte; Jørgensen, Anne-Marie Klint – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Objectives: This review evaluates the evidence on the effects of functional family therapy (FFT) on drug abuse reduction for young people in treatment for nonopioid drug use. Data and Analysis: We followed Campbell Collaboration guidelines to conduct a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized trials. Results: The search yielded two…
Descriptors: Family Counseling, Therapy, Drug Abuse, Youth
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Davis, Sharon J.; Sneed, Zachery B.; Koch, D. Shane – Rehabilitation Education, 2010
Using the Counselor Trainee Attitudes Measure (CTAM) to assess student attitudes toward alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA), results indicated that students had more positive attitudes toward AODA when they were in recovery or had a family member in recovery. Furthermore, completion of AODA related courses predicted more positive attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Drug Abuse, Trainees, Counselor Training
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Miles, Rhea; Misra, Shinjini; Miles, Kyra; Doherty, Caroline – Science Activities: Projects and Curriculum Ideas in STEM Classrooms, 2019
Many students consume energy drinks without knowing or thinking about the adverse side effects. The purpose of this article is to share student procedures and results after testing the effects of a popular energy drink, Red Bull, on Dugesia Dorotocephala planarians (flatworms). Planarians are animals with neurotransmitters systems that are similar…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Science Activities
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Pinho, Micaela; Pinto Borges, Ana – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
This article aims to investigate to what extent health care professionals in Portugal find health-related behaviors relevant as a criterion to priority setting, to study what type of risk behavior they consider relevant in such decisions and to compare their views with those of laypersons. An online questionnaire was used to collect data from a…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Health Services, Health Behavior, Patients
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Moswela, Bernard; Kgosidialwa, Keonyatse – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper explored two issues as follows: the influence school leaders have on school performances and factors that hinder school leaders' efforts to achieve school success in Botswana secondary and primary schools. The subjects of the study were 199 teachers and 21 members of the senior management team in primary and secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2010
According to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, "abuse of prescription drugs to get high has become increasingly prevalent among teens and young adults. Past year abuse of prescription pain killers now ranks second--only behind marijuana--as the Nation's most prevalent illegal drug problem." Use of prescription drugs without a…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Abuse, Narcotics, Psychiatry
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Jiang, Feng; Xie, Chuanyu; Zhang, Ning – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2020
Previous studies and reports of drug abuse cases in China indicate that college students' perceptions and attitudes toward illegal drugs may have been greatly impacted by the changing social surroundings. However, little work has been done to assess empirically their willingness and perceptions of using drugs. This paper, therefore, focuses on…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Intention, Student Attitudes
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Zosel, Amy; Bartelson, Becki Bucher; Bailey, Elise; Lowenstein, Steven; Dart, Rick – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: To describe the characteristics and health effects of adolescent (age 13-19 years) prescription drug abuse and misuse using the Researched Abuse Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS[R])) System. Method: Secondary analysis of data collected from RADARS System participating poison centers was performed. Data for all…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Attention Deficit Disorders, Narcotics
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Miles, Rhea; Zambone, Alana – Science Teacher, 2017
Students who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), like all students, need to conduct scientific investigations that involve measurements and reading experimental procedures. Best instructional practices for BVI students include touch and hearing experiences. Related strategies and tools include electronic textbooks, assistive technologies such as…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Teaching Methods
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Hill, John C.; Hains, Bryan; Ricketts, Kristina – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
Drug abuse has been a persistent problem within the United States. Among the nation, Kentucky ranks third in drug overdose and drug mortality rates, with numbers quadrupling from 1999 to 2010. Recent statistics indicate drug offenders account or a significant portion of individuals within the criminal justice system, directly affecting the…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Addictive Behavior, Intervention, Social Development
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Schneller, Peter L.; Kennedy, Jenna; Kennedy, Jessica; Metz, Zackery – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs in United States costs over 740 billion yearly (https://www.drugabuse.gov/relatedtopics/trends-statistics, accessed March 2018). However, statistics like this rarely include the toll that alcohol tobacco, and illegal drugs takes on family members,…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, Addictive Behavior
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Onigu-Otite, Edore C.; Belcher, Harolyn M. E. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
Objective: This study examined the association between maternal drug abuse history, maltreatment exposure, and functioning, in a clinical sample of young children seeking therapy for maltreatment. Methods: Data were collected on 91 children, mean age 5.3 years (SD 1.0). The Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scales (PECFAS) was…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Background, Drug Abuse, Child Abuse
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Niraula, Surya Raj; Chhetry, Devendra Bahadur; Singh, Girish Kumar; Nagesh, S.; Shyangwa, Pramod Mohan – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2009
The study focuses on the serious issue related to the adolescents' and adults' behavior and health. It aims to identify the risk factors for drug abuse from samples taken from a town of Eastern Nepal. This is a matched case-control study. The conditional logistic regression method was adopted for data analysis. The diagnosis cut off was determined…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Mc Elhinney, Helena; Taylor, Brian J.; Sinclair, Marlene – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Protecting an unborn baby from abuse and neglect presents particular challenges for professionals due to the uncertainties about appraising future harm and functioning of family relationships. This systematic narrative review synthesises studies of professional decision making by health and social care professionals regarding child protection of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Prenatal Care, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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