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Chuang, Emmeline; Wells, Rebecca; Alexander, Jeffrey; Green, Sherri – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Aims: Community outreach services play an important role in infectious disease prevention and engaging drug users not currently in treatment. However, fewer than half of US substance abuse treatment units provide these services and many have little financial incentive to do so. Unit directors generally have latitude about scope of services,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Stakeholders, Substance Abuse
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Hyshka, Elaine – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world. Although the risk of problematic cannabis use is relatively low, the lifetime prevalence of dependence is greater than for all other illicit drugs. As such, the population burden of problematic cannabis use warrants attention. Many health and psychosocial risks associated with cannabis…
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Age Differences
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Nordfjaern, Trond; Dahl, Hilde; Flemmen, Grete – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Aims: To investigate social influence, health, criminality and substance use in a sample of 1288 Norwegian rural adolescents. Relations between these factors and substance use were examined. Methods: Data were obtained from the "UngData" study. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among adolescents (n = 740) in nine…
Descriptors: Social Status, Drinking, Social Influences, Parent Participation
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Tredal, Ingrid; Soares, Joaquim J. F.; Sundin, Orjan; Viitasara, Eija; Melchiorre, Maria Gabriella; Torres-Gonzales, Francisco; Stankunas, Mindaugas; Lindert, Jutta; Ioannidi-Kapolou, Elisabeth; Barros, Henrique – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Aims: Describing alcohol use by abuse type (e.g. psychological) and considering other factors (e.g. depression). Methods: The respondents were 4467 (2559 women, 57.3%) randomly selected elders (60-84 years) from seven European cities. The cross-sectional data were collected with scales covering various areas and examined with…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Drinking, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Novotna, Gabriela; Dobbins, Maureen; Jack, Susan M.; Sword, Wendy; Niccols, Alison; Brooks, Sandy; Henderson, Joanna – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Aims: The study objectives were to: (1) understand the value attributed to the lived experience of addiction and recovery among professionals working in addiction agencies serving women in Canada and (2) describe how lived experience influence practice-related decision-making. Methods: A descriptive qualitative study was conducted with a…
Descriptors: Females, Addictive Behavior, Foreign Countries, Rehabilitation
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Manning, Paul – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Aims: This article reports on findings to emerge from a project examining YouTube "drug videos" in the light of an emerging literature on the relationship between YouTube and health education. The aim of this article is to describe the variety of discourses circulated by the "drug videos" available on YouTube and to consider…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Health Education, Content Analysis, Video Technology
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Laghi, Fiorenzo; Lonigro, Antonia; Baiocco, Roberto; Baumgartner, Emma – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
As adolescents' alcohol abuse is more widespread almost everywhere, the aim of this study was to better understand the influence of both alcohol expectancies and parenting styles on this risky behaviour in order to allow the development of future prevention programmes, by evaluating the correlation between these variables. A total of 1500 subjects…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Statistical Analysis, Child Rearing
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Lloyd, Charlie – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2013
Background: A stigma is a long-lasting mark of social disgrace that has a profound effect on interactions between the stigmatized and the unstigmatized. Factors governing the extent of stigmatization attached to an individual include the perceived danger posed by that person and the extent to which she/he is seen as being to blame for the stigma.…
Descriptors: Specialists, Drug Use, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes
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Barry, Adam E.; Whiteman, Shawn; Wadswroth, Shelley Macdermid; Hitt, Stacie – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
Aims: This study examined: (a) whether student service members/veterans attending college drank more frequently or in greater quantities than non-service peers; and (b) whether links between student service members/veterans' alcohol use and mental health-related outcomes differed from civilian students.Methods: Participants included 145 student…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Veterans, Military Personnel
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Rigg, Khary K.; Kurtz, Steven P.; Surratt, Hilary L. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
This research examined the following questions: (1) how do drug dealers acquire their inventories of prescription medications? and (2) which types of prescription medications do dealers most commonly sell? Data are drawn from a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research study that examined prescription drug diversion and abuse in South…
Descriptors: Prevention, Public Health, Drug Abuse, Interviews
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Martin, Ryan J.; Cremeens, Jennifer L.; Umstattd, M. Renee; Usdan, Stuart L.; Talbott-Forbes, Laura; Garner, Marilyn M. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
Aims: Concepts that may be effective in alleviating negative alcohol-related consequences among college students are protective behavioural strategies (PBSs), such as alternating alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Our study used an innovative hypothesis-testing statistical technique (structural equation modelling, SEM) to examine the relationship…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Drinking, Program Implementation
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McKay, Michael T.; Cole, Jon C. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
This cross-sectional study investigated the bivariate and more fully controlled (with socio-demographic measures) relationship between self-reported drinking behaviour and peer pressure susceptibility, desire for peer popularity and general conformity in a sample of 11-16-year-old school children in Northern Ireland. Self-reported drinking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Peer Influence, Social Behavior, Risk
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Vermeulen-Smit, Evelien; Ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Verdurmen, Jacqueline E. E.; Van Dorsselaer, Saskia A. F. M.; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
Heavy episodic drinking is more common among adolescents with a lower educational level. Aim: This study probed into the mechanism through which a lower educational level is linked to heavier adolescent drinking. Methods: Structural equation modelling was conducted using data from the 2005 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey (n =…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Alcohol Abuse, Peer Influence, Educational Attainment
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Kouimtsidis, Christos; Reynolds, Martina; Coulton, Simon; Drummond, Colin – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
Introduction: Process research in psychotherapy is important to understand how treatment works. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines suggest that in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for opioid dependence, drug key-working should be based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles. This article reports the findings…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Self Efficacy, Drug Abuse, Coping
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Collins, Stewart Anthony; Elefteriades, Amanda – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2012
Twelve clients attending a voluntary agency, a local Council on Alcohol in a Scottish Community, were interviewed individually over a period of up to 1 year. The aims of this study were to explore clients' perceptions of their experiences during the year and their perceptions of help received from the agency. A qualitative approach was used.…
Descriptors: Females, Family Relationship, Voluntary Agencies, Alcoholism
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