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Hanson, Thomas L.; Austin, Gregory; Lee-Bayha, June – WestEd, 2004
Public schools have come under enormous pressure in recent years to demonstrate academic gains and to address deeply rooted disparities among students of different races, ethnic groups, and income levels. Clearly, boosting academic achievement should be a top priority. Less evident, however, is the long-term effect of supporting this goal by…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Income, Ethnic Groups, Risk
Bodinger-de Uriarte, Cristina; Austin, Gregory – 1991
This document examines what is known about alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) among adolescent females. The first half of the document discusses the following topics: (1) prevalence and patterns of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among female adolescents; (2) correlates and risk of substance abuse, including age of initiation,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Females
Austin, Gregory – 1988
This research update begins with a review of research on adolescent drug use and its prevention. The research reviewed illustrates the complexity of the problem and of the many variables that may affect outcome. The review suggests that a social influences approach to drug prevention that focuses on preventing the initiation of use by reducing the…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adolescents, Drinking, Drug Abuse