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Sheridan, Janie; Adams, Peter; Bullen, Chris; Newcombe, David – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aims: The role of health professionals in the provision of harm reduction services is well established in some countries, but not all. We describe a two week course in harm reduction for undergraduate health professionals from a range of countries run in 2014, and provide an account of its evaluation. Methods: Before and after design, with Revised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Summer Schools, Undergraduate Students
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Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen; Lester, Leanne; Ramsden, Robyn; Foxcroft, David; Venning, Lynne – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aims: The Drug Education in Victorian Schools (DEVS) programme taught about licit and illicit drugs over two years (2010-2011), with follow up in the third year (2012). It focussed on minimising harm and employed participatory, critical-thinking and skill-focussed pedagogy. This study evaluated the programme's residual effectiveness at follow up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Education, Alcohol Education, Prevention
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Blackman, Shane; Bradley, Rick; Fagg, Matt; Hickmott, Nick – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aim: This article examines the impact of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on drug service interventions using a case study of professional practitioners in South East England. We assess how professionals seek to develop an innovative approach towards providing 'sensible drug information.' Methodology: The research methods include observations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Drug Education, Intervention
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Martinez, Julia A.; Johnson, Douglas N.; Jones, Jane A. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Despite its risks, heavy drinking is widespread at universities. Increasingly, colleges are integrating harm-reduction perspectives into traditional punishment/deterrence-based alcohol policy approaches. One such programme is the Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan (MAGS) policy, which reduces or eliminates punishing consequences for students seeking…
Descriptors: Drinking, Emergency Programs, School Policy, College Students
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McKay, Michael T.; Sumnall, Harry R.; Harvey, Séamus A.; Cole, Jon C. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
The present study sought the views of stakeholders, including school leaders and statutory stakeholders, on the content and evaluation of a classroom-based alcohol education intervention in a Randomised Controlled Trial in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Purposive sampling was used to ensure that schools from both the Intervention and Control…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Course Content, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Holm, Søren; Tolstrup, Janne – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
This paper presents the rationale and content of PASS, a Danish school-based prevention program targeting cannabis-culture-related beliefs among high school students (i.e. typically 15-19 years). The objective of the program is to prevent or delay initiation of cannabis use and limit use among students who already initiated. PASS is a combined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marijuana, Drug Use, Prevention
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Parder, Mari-Liisa – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Despite the fact that alcohol use by adolescents is publicly discouraged, alcohol plays an important role as a mediator of relationships between adolescents, and in the process of their becoming adults. Here I introduce the concept of situational abstinence -- refusing alcohol in certain situations while consuming it in others -- which offers a…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Romo-Avilés, Nuria; Marcos-Marcos, Jorge; Tarragona-Camacho, Alicia; Gil-García, Eugenia; Marquina-Márquez, Alfonso – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Public debate on the consumption of alcohol by adolescents has grown over recent years. It has intensified in Spain after epidemiological reports of a significant increase in alcohol consumption among adolescent girls. We designed this study to gain insights into this new trend from a gender perspective. The objective was to understand the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alcohol Abuse, Females, Adolescents
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Davoren, Martin P.; Dahly, Darren; Shiely, Frances; Perry, Ivan J. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Alcohol consumption is the number one public health concern in the university student population. The heterogeneous nature of university students' consumption has recently been highlighted. Thus, the aim of the current research was to use latent class analysis to employ a person centred approach to describe alcohol consumption among university…
Descriptors: Drinking, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Multivariate Analysis
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Furtwängler, Nina; de Visser, Richard Oliver – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Aims: The first aim was to explore whether university students possess the information, motivation and behavioural skills required to adhere to government guidelines for alcohol consumption expressed in "units" of alcohol. The second aim was to identify correlates of greater motivation to adhere to guidelines and greater capacity to…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Student Motivation
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Forberger, Sarah; Riedel, Oliver; Bühringer, Gerhard – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
This paper reports on the European Graduate School in Addiction Research (ESADD), which contributes to the scientific education of PhD/MD addiction research students and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation and academic networking in Europe. ESADD is a two-year course, built first from a conceptual analysis of knowledge needs, then iteratively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Addictive Behavior, Student Research
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Pavlovská, Amalie; Miovský, Michal; Babor, Thomas F.; Gabrhelík, Roman – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Aims: We mapped and described university study programmes in the addictions field (USPA) in Europe, according to degrees, professional backgrounds, titles, methods of delivery, duration, entrance requirements, fees, clinical practice requirements and courses offered. Methods: The study consisted of two parts: 1) a general mapping of USPA --…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Program Descriptions, Web Sites, Masters Programs
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Calder, Robert; Ainscough, Tom; Kimergård, Andreas; Witton, John; Dyer, Kyle R. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Effective dissemination from researchers to clinicians can improve outcomes for people using substance misuse services by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver best practice. The internet has the potential to facilitate quick, accurate and affordable learning on a large scale. However, the quality of online resources for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Costs
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Raitasalo, Kirsimarja; Holmila, Marja – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Aims: In this study we look at (1) changes in parenting practices related to adolescents' alcohol use in Finland from 2006 to 2012 and (2) whether parents' own drinking behaviour is related to the parenting practices. Methods: Two surveys of parents with children were conducted in 2006 (n = 2864) and 2012 (n = 2965). The data were analysed using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alcohol Education, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Moffat, Barbara M.; Haines-Saah, Rebecca J.; Johnson, Joy L. – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2017
Aims: In most countries, cannabis use rates are highest among young people. Efforts invested in cannabis prevention programmes have had limited success. In part, this may be attributed to a dearth of meaningful discussion in classroom settings on the topic and scarcity of credible resources. Although young people want opportunities to engage in…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Marijuana, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
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