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Hoff, Dominic A.; Andersen, Anette; Holstein, Bjorn E. – School Psychology International, 2010
There is little information available on the topic of poor school satisfaction as a risk factor for cannabis use among adolescents. We examined if there was an association between poor school satisfaction, school class cannabis use and individual cannabis use. Further, we investigated if many cannabis users within the school class statistically…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Marijuana, Adolescents, Satisfaction
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Fischer, Benedikt; Dawe, Meghan; Mcguire, Fraser; Shuper, Paul A; Jones, Wayne; Rudzinski, Katherine; Rehm, Jurgen – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
Aims: Assess key cannabis use, risk and outcome characteristics among high-frequency cannabis users within a university student sample in Toronto, Canada. Methods: N = 134 active universities students (ages of 18-28) using cannabis at least three times per week were recruited by mass advertisement, telephone-screened and anonymously assessed by an…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Physical Health, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics
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Walters, Kenneth S.; Bulmer, Sandra Minor; Troiano, Peter F.; Obiaka, Uzoma; Bonhomme, Rebecca – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2018
Research on college substance use and mental illness is limited and inconsistent. Measures of substance use, and anxiety and depressive symptoms, were completed by 1,316 undergraduates within a major drug transportation corridor. Hierarchical linear regressions were used to test associations between anxious and depressive symptoms and substance…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
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Korhonen, Tellervo; van Leeuwen, Andrea Prince; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; Ormel, Johan; Verhulst, Frank C.; Huizink, Anja C. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: To examine externalizing behavior problems and cigarette smoking as predictors of subsequent cannabis use. Method: Dutch adolescents (N = 1,606; 854 girls and 752 boys) from the TRacking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS) ongoing longitudinal study were examined at baseline (ages 10-12 [T1]) and at two follow-up assessments…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Smoking, Females, Marijuana
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Bjarnason, Thoroddur; Steriu, Andreea; Kokkevi, Anna – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2010
Aims: Most national drug policies target both the supply side and the demand side of illicit drug use. Although such policies are intended to affect individual choices, they by definition operate on a national level and cannot be evaluated solely on the basis of individual-level differences. This study aims to evaluate the impact of country-level…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Supply and Demand, Drug Use, Adolescents
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Khazaal, Yasser; Chatton, Anne; Cochand, Sophie; Zullino, Daniele – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
This study evaluated the quality of Web-based information on cannabis use and addiction and investigated particular content quality indicators. Three keywords ("cannabis addiction," "cannabis dependence," and "cannabis abuse") were entered into two popular World Wide Web search engines. Websites were assessed with a standardized proforma designed…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Marijuana, Search Engines, Information Seeking
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Porath-Waller, Amy J.; Beasley, Erin; Beirness, Douglas J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2010
This investigation used meta-analytic techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of school-based prevention programming in reducing cannabis use among youth aged 12 to 19. It summarized the results from 15 studies published in peer-reviewed journals since 1999 and identified features that influenced program effectiveness. The results from the set of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Meta Analysis
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Norberg, Melissa M.; Battisti, Robert A.; Copeland, Jan; Hermens, Daniel F.; Hickie, Ian B. – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2012
The aim of the current study was to delineate the psychiatric profile of cannabis dependent young people (14-29 years old) with mental health problems (N = 36) seeking treatment via a research study. To do so, the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR Axis I Disorders and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Childhood Diagnoses were…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Marijuana
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McChargue, Dennis E.; Klanecky, Alicia K.; Anderson, Jennifer – Journal of College Student Development, 2012
The present study examined the degree to which alcohol use problems explained the relationship between cannabis use frequency and college functioning. Undergraduates (N = 546) mandated to an alcohol diversion program at a Midwestern United States university completed screening questionnaires between October 2003 and April 2006. Sobel's (1982) test…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Drinking, Marijuana, Legal Problems
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Malhotra, Anil; Biswas, Parthasarathy – Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2006
Cannabis is a widely used illicit drug among adolescents, many of whom perceive little risk from cannabis. Cannabis use is associated with poor academic performance and increased school drop-outs. It is also associated with high-risk behaviors in adolescents like crime, violence, unprotected sexual encounters, and car accidents. Many of these…
Descriptors: Accidents, Marijuana, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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El Marroun, Hanan; Tiemeier, Henning; Steegers, Eric A. P.; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; Hofman, Albert; Verhulst, Frank C.; van den Brink, Wim; Huizink, Anja C. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: Cannabis is the most commonly consumed illicit drug among pregnant women. Intrauterine exposure to cannabis may result in risks for the developing fetus. The importance of intrauterine growth on subsequent psychological and behavioral child development has been demonstrated. This study examined the relation between maternal cannabis use…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Intervals, Marijuana, Pregnancy
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Järvinen, Margaretha; Ravn, Signe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article analyses the relationship between cannabis use and educational trajectories among 42 young drug users, recruited at addiction treatment centres in Denmark. Quantitative research shows regular cannabis use to be associated with poor school performance and drop-out. However, these studies do not pay much attention to differences between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Marijuana, Drug Use, Addictive Behavior
McCann, Molly – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory study examined the knowledge, experience, attitude, and perceptions of drugs reported by international students from mainland China (N = 97) studying on the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Chinese students currently constitute the largest group of international students at universities on the West Coast, which is also the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Drug Abuse
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Jager, Gerry; Block, Robert I.; Luijten, Maartje; Ramsey, Nick F. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: Early-onset cannabis use has been associated with later use/abuse, mental health problems (psychosis, depression), and abnormal development of cognition and brain function. During adolescence, ongoing neurodevelopmental maturation and experience shape the neural circuitry underlying complex cognitive functions such as memory and…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Psychosis, Adolescents, Short Term Memory
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Liu, Yiyang; Ball, Jacob D.; Elliott, Amy L.; Jacobs-Elliott, Michelle; Nicolette, Guy – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: Cocaine use is increasing. Comorbidities and diagnostic sequencing are needed among college students to inform treatment of cocaine use disorder (CUD). Method: Using electronic medical records from the psychiatric clinic at the student health care center of a large, public university from 2005 to 2015, patients diagnosed with CUD were…
Descriptors: Cocaine, Drug Abuse, Mental Disorders, College Students
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