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Crits-Christoph, Paul; Johnson, Jennifer E.; Connolly Gibbons, Mary Beth; Gallop, Robert – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2013
Objective: This study examined the relation of process variables to the outcome of group drug counseling, a commonly used community treatment, for cocaine dependence. Method: Videotaped group drug counseling sessions from 440 adult patients (23% female, 41% minority) were rated for member alliance, group cohesion, participation, self-disclosure,…
Descriptors: Drug Addiction, Feedback (Response), Counseling Objectives, Patients
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Ding, Kele; Chang, G. Andy; Southerland, Ron – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
Inhalants are the 4th most commonly abused drugs after alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Although inhalants are often referred as Gateway Drugs this hypothesis is less examined. Using the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data, age of first time inhalant use was compared with the age of onset of other drugs among 6466 inhalant users who…
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Drug Abuse, Drug Use
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Epstein, Joel; Noel, Jeffrey; Finnegan, Megan; Watkins, Kate – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2016
Researchers have developed many different computerized interventions designed to teach students about the dangers of substance use. Following in this tradition, we produced a series of video games called "Bacon Brains." However, unlike many other programs, ours focused on the "Science of Addiction," providing lessons on how…
Descriptors: Video Games, Teaching Methods, Addictive Behavior, Educational Technology
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Robbins, Michael S.; Feaster, Daniel J.; Horigian, Viviana E.; Rohrbaugh, Michael; Shoham, Varda; Bachrach, Ken; Miller, Michael; Burlew, Kathleen A.; Hodgkins, Candy; Carrion, Ibis; Vandermark, Nancy; Schindler, Eric; Werstlein, Robert; Szapocznik, Jose – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of brief strategic family therapy (BSFT; an evidence-based family therapy) compared to treatment as usual (TAU) as provided in community-based adolescent outpatient drug abuse programs. Method: A randomized effectiveness trial in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network compared BSFT to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Adolescents
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Rote, Sunshine M.; Taylor, John – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2014
Six specific hypotheses have been developed to account for why Caucasians have higher rates of drug use compared to African-Americans. This article utilizes data from a South Florida-based community study of 893 young adults (1998-2002) to test these hypotheses. Specifically, Caucasians (1) initiate drug use at younger ages than African-Americans…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Racial Differences, Drug Use, Whites
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Gryaznov, Alexey N.; Gruzkova, Svetlana U.; Sharafiev, Eduard S.; Cheverikina, Elena A.; Muhametzyanova, Larisa Yu.; Kamaleeva, Alsu R.; Gilmeeva, Rimma Kh. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The relevance of the investigated problem is conditioned by the fact that one of the negative factors, which prevent favorable socialization and successful personal-professional development of students, is the tendency of youth to be prone to addiction the formation of which is affected by various mental states. The paper is aimed to explore the…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Student Characteristics, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse
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DuPont, Robert L.; Campbell, Michael D.; Campbell, Teresa G.; Shea, Corinne L.; DuPont, Helen S. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2013
Many schools implement random student drug testing (RSDT) programs as a drug prevention strategy. This study analyzes self-report surveys of students in eight secondary schools with well-established RSDT programs, comparing students who understood they were subject to testing and students who understood they were not subject to testing. Students…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Use Testing
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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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Dembo, Richard; Briones-Robinson, Rhissa; Schmeidler, James; Wareham, Jennifer; Ungaro, Rocío; Winters, Ken C.; Karas, Lora; Wothke, Werner; Belenko, Steven – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2016
School truancy among teenagers remains a serious national problem, as evidenced by its significant association with school performance, psychological, and behavioral problems. Truancy is also positively associated with substance abuse. This study presents 18-month outcome data from a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded controlled trial…
Descriptors: Intervention, Truancy, Marijuana, Drug Use
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Dembo, Richard; Gulledge, Laura; Robinson, Rhissa Briones; Winters, Ken C. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2011
Increasing interest has been shown in brief interventions for troubled persons, including those with substance abuse problems. Most of the published literature on this topic has focused on adults, and on the efficacy of these interventions. Few of these studies have examined the critical issues of enrollment and engagement in brief intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, At Risk Persons, Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice
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Jester, Jennifer M.; Nigg, Joel T.; Buu, Anne; Puttler, Leon I.; Glass, Jennifer M.; Heitzeg, Mary M.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Zucker, Robert A. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
335 children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic fathers were examined to study the relation between childhood behavior trajectories and adolescent substance abuse. Findings suggested that children with both aggression and inattention/hyperactivity were at an increased risk of substance abuse when compared to children with only inattention/hyperactivity…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Hyperactivity, Drug Use, Adolescents
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McIntyre, Jared Kean; Widom, Cathy Spatz – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine whether abused and neglected children are at increased risk for subsequent crime victimization. We ask four basic questions: (a) Does a history of child abuse/neglect increase one's risk of physical, sexual, and property crime victimization? (b) Do lifestyle characteristics (prostitution, running away,…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Homeless People, Crime, Child Neglect
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Garcia, Victor – Journal of Rural Health, 2007
To help in understanding the manner in which community, individual, and other factors in the United States and Mexico contribute to drug use among transnational migrants, this paper introduces a binational social ecology model of substance abuse in this population. We draw on our 2 NIH-funded ethnographic studies--1 on problem drinking and the…
Descriptors: Subcultures, Drug Abuse, Ethnography, Drug Use
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Ti, Lianlian; Hayashi, Kanna; Ti, Lianping; Kaplan, Karyn; Suwannawong, Paisan; Kerr, Thomas – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Significant gaps between scientific evidence and policy have resulted in growing interest in the role that knowledge translation (KT) can play in informing evidence-based policy. The Mitsampan Community Research Project, in consultation with the local community of people who inject drugs, developed a comprehensive KT strategy that aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Narcotics, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Winters, Ken C.; Kaminer, Yifrah – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
The different established screening methodologies and comprehensive assessment techniques used in evaluating adolescents suspected of or known to have substance abuse disorders are discussed. Recommendations and suggestions for establishing standards of training and professional efficiency are also highlighted to treat adolescents with substance…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Adolescents, Evaluation Methods, Screening Tests
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