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Antwi, Godfred O.; Lohrmann, David K.; Jayawardene, Wasantha – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
Although few studies have established significant associations between cancer risk perception and smoking status, the evidence remains inconclusive. Therefore, the current study aimed to examine the association between risk perception for developing cancer and smoking status, controlling for sociodemographic factors. Data from the National Cancer…
Descriptors: Correlation, Risk, Cancer, Smoking
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Scoppetta, Orlando; Anderson, Peter; Pérez-Gómez, Angusto; Mejia-Trujillo, Juliana; Solovei, Adriana; O'Donnell, Amy; Jané-Llopis, Eva; Rowlands, Gill – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
This study aimed to identify patients' sub-groups through measures of socio-demographic variables, alcohol consumption and alcohol health literacy. Instruments were administered to a sample of 118 patients in Colombia. Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) was used to identify subgroups of individuals with common characteristics. Two groups were…
Descriptors: Patients, Drinking, Health Behavior, Literacy
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Thomas, McKinley; Tillman, Paula – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
Relative to motor vehicle drivers/occupants, pedestrians are at greater risk for morbidity and mortality, with drug use posited as a primary risk factor. This study aimed to explore the scope of drug use among pedestrian fatalities in the United States between 2008-2017. Data reduction yielded 36,389 cases reported by Fatality Analysis Reporting…
Descriptors: Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safety, Accidents, Risk
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Bhochhibhoya, Amir; McDowell, Liz; McLeod, A. TaQuesa; Yonce, Stephanie; Ghimire, Pragya Sharma – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to conduct a needs assessment of a college-based safe ride program to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol use. This cross-sectional, mixed-method study used an online survey (n = 363). Demographic variables, alcohol-related behaviors, and attitudes towards drinking and driving, and safe ride programs were…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Health Behavior
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Ulupinar, Dogukan; Parker, Lauren – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
Prior research has found that living off-campus is associated with increased risk of binge drinking among college students. However, no study has included the role of residence type in the therapeutic outcomes of Personalized Normative Feedback (PNF) interventions. Among a sample of college students (N = 241) who received a PNF intervention, the…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Place of Residence, Intervention, Feedback (Response)
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Daniels, Micajah; Sharma, Manoj; Batra, Kavita – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
Adolescence marks a transitional phase between childhood and adulthood, in which engagement to the maladaptive behaviors is more likely to occur. Alcohol and substance use among adolescents is of particular concern because it may lead to multiple forms of injuries, hospitalizations, and premature mortality. With the wider availability of the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Addictive Behavior, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Peña-Purcell, Ninfa; Abdoh, Rashid; Hong, Se-Jung; Collins, David; Johnson, Knowlton – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
The Community Readiness Model (CRM) developed and validated by the Tri-Ethnic Center was adapted to identify at-risk communities in six rural Texas counties. Five to six key informants per county were recruited from a variety of community sectors to participate in phone interviews. Paired scorers independently analyzed individual interview…
Descriptors: Models, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Rural Areas
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Taylor, Pamela H.; Smith, Thomas J.; Henry, Beverly W.; Howell, Steven M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2021
Objective: To explore whether a change in alcohol-risk level is moderated by generational status, race, or gender following exposure to a computer-delivered intervention (CDI). Method: This study used a retrospective design to examine pre- and post-survey results from undergraduate students who completed a CDI. Ordinal and binomial logistic…
Descriptors: Race, Gender Differences, Intervention, Alcohol Abuse
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Sharma, Manoj; Batra, Kavita; Lakhan, Ram – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Alcohol drinking is a global public health concern. Alcohol advertisements and promotions influence youth to initiate underage alcohol consumption. Exposure to displays of beer, wine, and liquor in various settings has been pivotal in creating favorable social and perceived norms for societies, which has tremendously influenced youth drinking…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Advertising, Marketing
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Lakhan, Ram – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Alcohol consumption is associated with both beneficial and harmful effects. Recently, the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) has increased around the world. The increasing rate of mortality associated with MetS is a public health concern. On the same side, the increased rate of alcohol consumption is also being experienced as a public health…
Descriptors: Drinking, Metabolism, Diseases, Public Health
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Wong, Linnette – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Background: Alcohol consumption is common among U.S. adults. The purpose of this study was to describe the source and content of the most widely viewed YouTube videos associated with alcohol consumption. Methods: Videos were filtered by number of views and the source of the video upload was recorded. Video characteristics and differences in video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Media, Drinking, Content Analysis
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Corrigan, Matthew J.; Kovatch, MaryAlice – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have had a serious impact. Prevention providers turned to online delivery to maintain their work. This study surveyed substance abuse prevention providers in New York State (NYS) to get a sense of successes and difficulties in the effort to deliver services online. Method: A survey was emailed using…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Substance Abuse, Prevention
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Adejoh, Samuel Ojima; Adisa, Waziri Babatunde; Onome, Osigbe; Anyimukwu, Chizoba; Olorunlana, Adetayo – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Illicit drug use is a persistent health problem among Nigerian youths. Social media platforms currently facilitate online illicit drug markets in the sub-Saharan Africa state. The current qualitative study investigates the influence of social media platforms on the sale and use of illicit drugs among undergraduates in selected tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Drug Abuse, Undergraduate Students
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Anyimukwu, Chizoba; Omondi, Angela – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Approximately 70% of 67,367 drug overdose deaths involved opioids with rates 4 times higher than in 1999. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in opioid cessation. The search criteria for this review were: (a) published in English language between 2014 and 2019; (b) indexed in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Drug Abuse, Narcotics, Program Effectiveness
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Sharma, Manoj; Batra, Kavita; Nahar, Vinayak K. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all spheres of life world-wide. Besides health, the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 altered patterns of alcohol consumption warrants further elucidation. This commentary addresses the implications of COVID-19 on alcohol use and alcohol education. Alcohol drinking is a modifiable risk factor that…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Drinking, Alcohol Education
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