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Paredes, Valerie; Cantu, Vanessa C.; Graf, Noreen M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
This study is designed to examine the effects of reality television and alcohol-related beliefs and behaviors of Hispanic college students (N = 285). Reality television is a new form of media that is gaining popularity and provides increased exposure to glamorized alcohol use. There is a lack of research studies focused on the impact that reality…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Mass Media Effects, Hispanic American Students, College Students
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Yacoubian, George S., Jr. – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Anecdotal reports have suggested that the use of 3,4-methylenedioxymeth-amphetamine (MDMA or "ecstasy") is a prodigious problem across the United States. Unfortunately, no longitudinal evidence exists to support this contention. In the current study, data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), Monitoring the Future (MTF), and…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Surveys, Measurement Techniques, Incidence
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Kim, Sehwan; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Determines the overall strategy for initiating benefit-cost analysis (BCA) in relation to drug abuse prevention programs, followed by definitions of BCA and cost-effectiveness analysis. Determines the most likely population benefit-cost efficiency ratio of 15:1, indicating that there is a $15 savings on every dollar spent on drug abuse education.…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Drug Education, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use
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Daniulaityte, Raminta; Siegal, Harvey A.; Carlson, Robert G.; Kenne, Deric R.; Starr, Sanford; DeCamp, Brad – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2004
The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network (OSAM) is designed to provide accurate, timely, qualitatively-oriented epidemiologic descriptions of substance abuse trends and emerging problems in the state's major urban and rural areas. Use of qualitative methods in identifying and assessing substance abuse practices in local communities is one of…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Rural Areas, Adolescents