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Gassman, Ruth; Nowicke, Carole E.; Jun, Mi Kung – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
Survey responses by nonexperimental drug users in grades 6-12 were examined to determine whether MA users and nonusers with shared individual characteristics experience differential rates of police trouble, and whether specific factors place some users at greater risk than others. Findings showed that police trouble is pronounced for MA users,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Drug Use, Grade 6
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Will, Kelli England; Sabo, Cynthia Shier – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
The Reinforcing Alcohol Prevention (RAP) Program is an alcohol prevention curriculum developed in partnership with secondary schools to serve their need for a brief, evidence-based, and straightforward program that aligned with state learning objectives. Program components included an educational lesson, video, and interactive activities delivered…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Prevention, Drinking
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Woolsey, Conrad – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
The combined-use of alcohol and energy drinks (EDs) on college campuses and in communities has become a considerable public health concern. Among college students, intercollegiate athletes have been identified as being particularly at-risk for excessive alcohol consumption and resultant health and behavioral consequences. The main purpose of this…
Descriptors: Campuses, Prevention, Public Health, Athletes
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Segrist, Dan J.; Pettibone, Jonathan C. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
Two-hundred-and-twelve college students read a vignette about a 21-year-old male described as a college student or a retail management trainee drinking at a bar alone or with friends. Participants provided estimates of the number of drinks that indicate heavy drinking in this situation. Participants also provided estimates of the number of…
Descriptors: College Students, Alcohol Abuse, Student Attitudes, Vignettes
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Boulter, Lyn – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
Pregnant women and women who might become pregnant, including middle school- and high school-age adolescents, continue to consume alcohol, placing themselves at risk of having a child with the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. However, most prevention programs that attempt to increase public awareness and knowledge of FAS and related disorders…
Descriptors: Drinking, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Pregnancy, Middle School Students
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Scheier, Lawrence M.; Botvin, Gilbert J.; Griffin, Kenneth W.; Diaz, Tracy – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1999
Study uses longitudinal growth curve modeling to examine the dynamic relations between refusal skills and alcohol use. The estimated means for alcohol use indicated that on average these adolescents increased their alcohol use by a factor of 140% over a four-year period. Refusal skill efficacy declined by a factor of 13% over the same time frame.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Health Education, Individual Development
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Werch, Chudley E.; Dunn, Michael; Woods, Robert – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1997
Examines the alcohol and cigarette use patterns of adolescent and young adult female patients (N=246). Results indicate that smoking differences between Whites and Blacks was inversely related to education: less-educated Whites and more-educated Blacks had a greater smoking risk. Conclusions show females' differential needs regarding alcohol and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Drinking, Females
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Pluddemann, Andreas; Theron, Wilhelmina H.; Steel, Henry R. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1999
Examines the link between self-consciousness and alcohol use in 543 male and female university students. Results indicate that the female severe drinkers had significantly higher scores on public self-consciousness than both male moderate and severe drinkers. Male severe drinkers also had significantly higher scores on private self-consciousness…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Health Education, Higher Education
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Butler, Mary Alice; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1994
This article reports on a survey of 115 schools of education and training for health professionals, inquiring into the recognition of substance abuse and substance abuse in pregnancy as a curriculum concern. Although most schools reported that substance abuse falls within their curricula, some respondents requested continuing education on the…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Curriculum, Drug Abuse, Drug Use
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Goodstadt, Michael S. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1981
Discusses the objectives of alcohol education, program development, and evaluation. Objectives usually include immediate behavior change as well as long range outcomes. Results indicate that incorporating areas of health education can increase the validity of alcohol education with appropriate planning and evaluation. (JAC)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Alcohol Education, Behavior Change, Educational Objectives