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Howe, Emily J.; Bishop, Lisa D.; Torraville, Bethany S.; Rowe, Emily C.; Kinzel, Eden; Donnan, Jennifer R. – Health Education Journal, 2023
Background: The 2018 legalisation of cannabis in Canada sparked concern and conversation about the potential negative impacts of youth cannabis use. It is clear that young people are already engaging in cannabis use for a variety of reasons; therefore, youth cannabis education is desirable to promote harm reduction and reduce the risk of adverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marijuana, Health Behavior, Drug Education
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Vyas, Ridhi; Bailey, Kaylin; Vyas, Niraj; Compton, Peggy – Journal of American College Health, 2023
Objective: This study assessed undergraduate unhealthy substance use, levels of knowledge about opioid pharmacology, unhealthy use and safety, and students' perceptions about their level of knowledge. Participants: Participants were undergraduate students at a large, private university in the Northeast. Methods: This study employed a…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Undergraduate Students
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Darcy, Clay – Irish Educational Studies, 2021
Set against a backdrop of diminished interest in drug education outside of school settings in Ireland, this paper draws from 10 years of professional practice in the field of drug education and prevention, to reflect on illicit drug use in Ireland and on the lay understandings of illicit drug use encountered by this practitioner. This paper sets…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Drug Use, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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N. Swalve – College Teaching, 2024
Empathy is linked to decreased relapse in patients with substance abuse. Educational programming for nursing and medical students focused on developing empathy, but no research has been done on how drug education can alter perceptions and empathy toward addiction. This study examined the influence of a drugs course on attitudes toward addiction.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Addictive Behavior, Empathy, Course Descriptions
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Kimberly L. Henry; Linda R. Stanley; Randall C. Swaim – Journal of School Health, 2024
Background: High cannabis use rates among American Indian (AI) adolescents necessitate the identification of factors that protect against early cannabis initiation. Methods: Data collected from 279 AI middle school students attending reservation-based schools in 2018 and 2019 were analyzed. Three waves of data, with approximately 6 months between…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Educational Environment, Marijuana, Identification
Isett, Eva – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This study sought to understand the varied disciplinary responses and perceptions regarding student drug use. Students caught under the influence or actively using drugs on high school campuses are often suspended and face possible expulsion. Given the racial disproportionalities in student discipline and the adverse academic and life outcomes for…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Drug Abuse, High School Students, High Schools
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Condie, Alise Williams; Judd, Hailey; Yaugher, Ashley C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2023
The opioid overdose epidemic continues to disproportionately impact underserved rural areas throughout the nation, with many of these rural areas experiencing greater opioid-related mortality rates than their urban counterparts. With limited treatment infrastructure and resources, two rural communities in Southeast Utah utilized community-based…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Community Education
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Kasim, Adil; Karim, M. Said; Muchtar, Syamsuddin; Asis, Abdul; S., Muliani; Tenri, Andi – Asian Journal of University Education, 2021
The study aimed to examine school drug education and agile leadership and lawlessness factors in children involving adults. This report led to a study on child narcotics crimes. 17 district court decisions from 2017-2020 are the unit of analysis, using the Question Nvivo-12 plus software process. The aim of using Nvivo-12 plus is to analyze data…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Narcotics, Crime, Children
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Berends, Lynda; Wansbrough, Horace – American Journal of Evaluation, 2023
We developed principles drawn from empowerment and realist evaluation theories to guide a family youth alcohol and drug program evaluation, before reflecting on our experience to develop additional principles for future work. The research team included the program clinician and an independent researcher. A purposive sample of young people and one…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Program Evaluation
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Beamon, Emily R.; Henson, Robert A.; Kelly, Samantha E.; Hansen, William B.; Wyrick, David L. – Prevention Science, 2023
The goal of the current study is to examine the degree to which measures of quality of implementation and student engagement moderate pretest--posttest changes in mediating variables that are targeted by DARE "keepin' it REAL." DARE officers (10 elementary school, five middle school) taught DARE "keepin' it REAL lessons to 1,017…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Drug Education, Police, Program Implementation
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Rodríguez-Gómez, Diana; Bermeo, Maria Jose – Journal on Education in Emergencies, 2020
The war on drugs has had a heavy impact on educational settings, yet to date the fields of education in emergencies and comparative and international education have largely overlooked it. This systematic review of relevant empirical studies published between 1988 and 2018 across 20 subfields of education examines how academic scholarship has…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Prevention, Educational Trends, Drug Education
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Lipien, Lodi; Ismajli, Flandra; Rigg, Khary K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
"LifeSkills Training" (LST) is a popular drug prevention program shown to be effective at preventing youth substance use. The Middle School Health Survey (MSHS) is a questionnaire that was created by the developers of the LST curriculum to measure changes in knowledge and attitudes about drugs and life skills among youth. Despite the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Drug Education
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Butler, Leah C.; Fisher, Bonnie S.; Schilling, Rachael; Lasky, Nicole V.; Swan, Suzanne C. – Journal of School Violence, 2021
The "once bitten, twice shy" (OBTS) hypothesis argues that crime victims who change their involvement in risky lifestyle behaviors reduce their likelihood of experiencing repeat victimization. Tests of this hypothesis have yielded weak to mixed results, which may be due to methodological issues. We address these methodological issues by…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Risk, Alcohol Abuse, Life Style
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Bonnevie, Erika; Kaynak, Övgü; Whipple, Christopher R.; Kensinger, Weston S.; Stefanko, Matthew; McKeon, Courtney; Mendell, Gary; Smyser, Joe – Health Education Journal, 2022
Introduction: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a critical health issue in the USA. Pennsylvania has the third highest number of drug overdose deaths per year, with the COVID-19 pandemic worsening these trends. Stigmatising beliefs towards OUD are associated with negative health outcomes, and there is a need for a larger evidence base on OUD stigma…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Social Bias, Death, Correlation
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Darcy, Clay – Health Education Journal, 2021
Objectives: Drug education is delivered by a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary practitioners within the fields of health promotion, drug prevention and treatment, social care, and community and youth work. However, drug education is often misunderstood or conflated with drug information and/or drug prevention. This ambiguity of understanding is…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Teaching Methods, Best Practices, Educational Quality
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