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Davis, Robert E.; Doyle, Nicole A.; Nahar, Vinayak K. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Background: Drug use is common and positively correlates with depression and suicidality. Drug users are highly stigmatized, as society associates shame, blame, incompetency, punishment, and criminality with these individuals. These societal views can become internalized and projected onto the self (i.e. self-stigma). Self-stigma is associated…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Self Concept, Suicide
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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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Dunn, Michael S.; Yannessa, John F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Research has found that adolescents who report being gay, lesbian, or bisexual (i.e., sexual minorities) are at higher risks for using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). Although there are numerous studies that have identified health disparities among sexual minority youth as a whole, few have assessed whether teens who report bisexuality…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Smoking
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Chabrol, Henri; Bronchain, Jonathan; Raynal, Patrick; Gibbs, John – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the contribution of the maturity of moral judgment on cannabis use among college students. Participants were 1572 college students who completed self-report questionnaires measuring cannabis use, maturity of moral judgment, and emotional and personality variables. Thirty five percent of men and 30% of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Moral Values, College Students, Predictor Variables
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Abbott, Jessica; Lamphere, Reneé; McGrath, Shelly A. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
In this paper, we examined the extent to which one's own religiosity, as well as that of her or his peers, has on alcohol and substance use among undergraduate students at a medium-sized public university in the south-eastern United States. Findings indicate that though peer religiosity significantly affects substance use, one's own religiosity is…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Peer Influence, Drug Abuse
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Eitle, David; Eitle, Tamela McNulty – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
American Indians have among the highest prevalence rates for both substance use and obesity, yet there is a dearth of studies that have examined this relationship. We examined a subsample of American Indian adolescents (n=623), using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. We examined the association between body mass index…
Descriptors: Body Weight, American Indians, Adolescents, Correlation
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Hill, John C.; Hains, Bryan; Ricketts, Kristina – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
Drug abuse has been a persistent problem within the United States. Among the nation, Kentucky ranks third in drug overdose and drug mortality rates, with numbers quadrupling from 1999 to 2010. Recent statistics indicate drug offenders account or a significant portion of individuals within the criminal justice system, directly affecting the…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Addictive Behavior, Intervention, Social Development
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Simmons, Lori; Haas, Deborah; Massella, John; Young, Jared; Toth, Paul – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
Professional identity development is an emerging area for alcohol and drug counselors. Few studies have investigated professional identity in alcohol and drug counselors (Ogborne, Braun, & Schmidt, 2001; Massella, Simons, Young, Haas, & Toth 2013). The goal of the current study is to add to this area of research. A total of 1,333 certified…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Counselors, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse
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Ward, Rose Marie; Oswald, Barbara B.; Galante, Marina – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2016
The misuse of prescription stimulants (MPS), risky drinking, and drunkorexia are current public health concerns. The present study assessed the prevalence of MPS and drunkorexia using an online survey. Specifically, we examined alcohol consumption, the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index, Compensatory Eating and Behaviors in Response to Alcohol…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Stimulants, Alcohol Abuse, Correlation
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Trudeau, Kimberlee J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
A community readiness survey for coalitions to address the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse was developed in this four-part study. A total of 70 coalition members participated. 1) We conducted 30-minute phone interviews with coalition members (n = 30) and a literature review to develop an item list. 2) Coalition members rated these…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Community Surveys, Interviews, Literature Reviews
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Jakeman, Rick C.; McClure, Tracae M.; Silver, Blake R. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
Colleges and universities have taken a variety of approaches to combat alcohol and other drug misuse among students. This descriptive quantitative study aims to investigate the behaviors of students who host off-campus parties and how these behaviors shape party environments. Undergraduate students (N = 2,146) completed an online survey to capture…
Descriptors: College Students, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
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Collette, Tessa; Pakzad, Sarah; Bergheul, Saïd – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
The current study focuses on exploring the relationships between various patterns of criminal acts committed, drug use, alcohol consumption, and adult personality traits in a sample with a low probability of life course persistent criminal behaviors. A retrospective questionnaire and the NEO-FFI (Five Factor Inventory) were administered to a…
Descriptors: Crime, Substance Abuse, College Students, Correlation
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Champion, Denisha A.; Lewis, Todd F.; Myers, Jane E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
The U.S. Surgeon General described college alcohol abuse as the most significant public health concern on university campuses (DHHS, 2007). Social norms have been identified as a strong predictor of college drinking and yet programs based on norms have had limited effectiveness in changing drinking behavior. Other theoretical explanations, such as…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Social Influences
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Smith, Margaret; Finneran, John; Droppa, Marj – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2014
This study investigated the high risk drinking practices of unaffiliated college students who are not involved in formal athletics, fraternities, or sororities. Using a qualitative research design, the investigators interviewed students at a northeast public college in fall 2010 to learn about unaffiliated students' drinking experiences and their…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Qualitative Research
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