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Werch, Chudley E. – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Compared utility of two common alcohol nomograms on impacting decisions regarding drinking, driving after drinking, knowledge of relationship between personal alcohol consumption and the legal level of intoxication, and consumer evaluation measures, to utility of alcohol information warning card. Nomograms were no more effective than cards warning…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Decision Making, Drinking, Information Sources
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008
This paper presents the results of two coordinated surveys of Massachusetts adolescents, the 2007 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey (ESE) and the Massachusetts Youth Health Survey (DPH). These two surveys were supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered in a random selection of 124 public…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Violence, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Werch, Chudley E.; Damron, C. Frazier – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Tested the effectiveness of Behavioral Self-Control Training in reducing alcohol consumption, blood alcohol concentration, drinking-and-driving incidents, and life problems. No significant differences were found between conditions on these variables suggesting that a controlled drinking goal may not be feasible for all drinking-and-driving…
Descriptors: Adults, Alcohol Education, Behavior Change, Drinking
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Yates, Bruce A.; Dowrick, Peter W. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1991
Presents drinking and driving project focusing on friends and peers of high risk teenage drivers using modeling, positive peer pressure, and assertive skills training. Program includes schoolwide assembly and classroom development of strategies to prevent friends from drinking and driving. Evaluation survey results indicated that majority of…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Assertiveness
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Coleman, Casey; Wileyto, E. Paul; Lenhart, Clare M.; Patterson, Freda – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Background: Chronic disease risk factors tend to cooccur. Purpose: This study examined the cooccurrence of 8 negative health behaviors in a representative sample of urban adolescents to inform educational interventions. Methods: The prevalence, cooccurrence, and clustering of suicide attempt, lifetime history of sexual activity, tobacco use, cell…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Risk, Health Behavior, Urban Areas
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Pedalono, Jordan; Frailing, Kelly – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018
Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under fifty years of age, having surpassed deaths from guns, HIV, and even car crashes. Clearly driving this trend is prescription drug misuse, especially of opioids. Of the over 62,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 alone, a full third resulted from the misuse of prescription opioids such…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Honors Curriculum, Stress Variables
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Carpenter, Christopher – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2006
On April 1, 1994, Ontario, Canada, instituted a new graduated driver license (GDL) system that effectively set the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) threshold at zero for the first few years of a youth's driving eligibility. I use data from the 1983-2001 Ontario Student Drug Use Surveys (OSDUS) to examine whether the Zero Tolerance (ZT) policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Age, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Dickman, Frances Baker, Ed. – Evaluation and Program Planning, 1988
Seven papers discuss current issues and applied social research concerning alcohol traffic safety. Prevention, policy input, methodology, planning strategies, anti-drinking/driving programs, social-programmatic orientations of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kansas Driving Under the Influence Law, New Jersey Driving While Impaired Programs,…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Community Planning, Computer Simulation
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McPherson, Heather – Science Teacher, 2016
Materials science--the science of stuff--has made our lives better by making it possible for manufacturers to supply us with products. Students have misconceptions about materials use. Many may think using bottled water, for example, is harmless because they recycle the plastic empties, but they fail to consider the resources and energy used to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Misconceptions, Recycling, Energy
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Selvi, B. Tamil; Thangarajathi, S. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
All teenagers take risks as a normal part of growing up. Risk-taking is the tool an adolescent uses to define and develop his or her identity, and healthy risk-taking is a valuable experience. Healthy adolescent risk-taking behaviors which tend to have a positive impact on an adolescent's development can include participation in sports, the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Metacognition, Youth Problems, Youth Opportunities
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Stacey, Barrie G. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1985
Presents an analysis of drink-driving research methods and findings with reference to traffic accidents. Challenges some conclusions about drinking and driving in Australia and New Zealand. Evaluates the growing acceptance of Scandinavian-type laws. Rejects the demand to "criminalize" drink-driving offenses. Presents the reduction of…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Death, Drinking, Foreign Countries
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Girard, Jean Claude – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2013
This article illustrates how statistical arguments can be used to influence public policy... for better or for worse. Road safety has improved in a signi?cant way since the 1970s in developed countries. If road casualties and number of killed have decreased, there are many reasons for this, including improvement in roads, building of motorways,…
Descriptors: Statistics, Traffic Safety, Public Policy, Motor Vehicles
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Treiman, Katherine A.; Beck, Kenneth H. – Journal of School Health, 1996
This study of over 1300 high school students examined gender differences in the social context of drinking associated with 4 alcohol problem behaviors (high intensity drinking, binge drinking, driving while intoxicated, and riding with an intoxicated driver). Student surveys revealed significant multivariate interaction effects between gender and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Context Effect, Drinking, Driving While Intoxicated
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Will, Kelli England; Sabo, Cynthia Shier – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
The Reinforcing Alcohol Prevention (RAP) Program is an alcohol prevention curriculum developed in partnership with secondary schools to serve their need for a brief, evidence-based, and straightforward program that aligned with state learning objectives. Program components included an educational lesson, video, and interactive activities delivered…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Prevention, Drinking
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Mulligan, Kathleen; Fear, Nicola T.; Jones, Norman; Alvarez, Helen; Hull, Lisa; Naumann, Ulrike; Wessely, Simon; Greenberg, Neil – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: Combat exposure can increase the risk of subsequent psychological ill-health in armed forces (AF) personnel. A U.S. postdeployment psycho-educational intervention, Battlemind, showed a beneficial effect on mental health in U.S. military personnel exposed to high combat levels. We evaluated the effectiveness of an anglicized version of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health, Armed Forces, Drinking
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