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Tsai, Jennifer; Huh, Jimi; Idrisov, Bulat; Galimov, Artur; Espada, Jose P.; Gonzálvez, María T.; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
Recently, an addiction matrix measure was assessed among U.S. former alternative high school youth. This presentation seeks to examine the generalizability of findings using this measure among Russian and Spanish high school adolescents. Latent class analysis was used to explore addiction subgroups among adolescents in Russia (average age = 16.27;…
Descriptors: Incidence, Addictive Behavior, High School Students, Generalization
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Espada, José P.; Gonzálvez, María T.; Guillén-Riquelme, Alejandro; Sun, Ping; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
Tobacco use is of high prevalence among Spanish adolescents. Programming to counteract tobacco use has been needed. There is a lack of knowledge on the efficacy of teen tobacco use cessation programming. The current study provides an immediate outcome evaluation of the Project EX tobacco use prevention and cessation program among Spanish…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Behavior, Incidence, Adolescents
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Sussman, Steve; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Spruijt-Metz, Donna; Barnett, Elizabeth; Lisha, Nadra; Sun, Ping – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The leading substance of misuse among teens after tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana is the use of pain killers. Very few longitudinal studies on prediction of pain killer use have been conducted among teens. This study examined the 1-year prediction of self-reported last 30-day pain killer use controlling for baseline 30-day painkiller use among…
Descriptors: Prediction, Social Environment, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies
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Lisha, Nadra E.; Sun, Ping; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Spruijt-Metz, Donna; Unger, Jennifer B.; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The present study provides an implementation fidelity, process, and immediate outcomes evaluation of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND), a drug prevention program targeting continuation high school youth (n = 1426) at risk for drug abuse. A total of 24 schools participated in three randomized conditions: TND Only, TND and motivational…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Drug Use
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Sussman, Steve; Black, David S.; Rohrbach, Louise A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
School-based cigarette smoking prevention was initiated shortly after the first Surgeon General's Report in 1964. This article highlights a sequence of events by which school-based tobacco use prevention research developed as a science, and illustrates a pendulum effect, with confidence in tobacco use prevention increasing and decreasing at…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Case Studies, Public Health
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Sussman, Steve; Sun, Ping; Gunning, Melissa; Moran, Meghan B.; Pokhrel, Pallav; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Kniazev, Vadim; Masagutov, Radik – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Most peer group self-identification research has been conducted in the United States. This article examined the generalizability of self-identified group name research among teens in Ufa, a city in the Russian Federation. A cross-sectional, anonymous collection of data on group self-identification, drug use, addiction concern, sensation seeking,…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, Peer Groups
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Gunning, Melissa; Sussman, Steve; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Kniazev, Vadim; Masagutov, Radik – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
In the present study, we describe correlates of 30-day cigarette and alcohol use among two samples of high school students, one in the Russian Federation (n = 365), and one in the United States (n = 965). The correlates used in the analyses are based on the theory of triadic influence, which organizes predictors of adolescent substance use into…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Drinking, Foreign Countries
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Sussman, Steve; Black, David S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
An understanding of the role of substitute addictions remains unclear. This article examines the range and possible reward functions of substitute addictions. We suggest that prevention education and treatment need to take into account substitute addictions as an influential aspect of recovery. Research is needed to better understand the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Rewards, Therapy
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Skara, Silvana; Rohrbach, Louise Ann; Sun, Ping; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
This article provides an implementation fidelity evaluation of the fourth experimental trial of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND). Two theoretical content components of the curriculum were examined to increase our understanding of the active ingredients of successful drug abuse prevention programs. A total of 18 senior high schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Drug Abuse, Prevention, High School Students
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Sussman, Steve; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Patel, Ravi; Holiday, Karen – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Interactivity has been shown to be a critical element of effective drug abuse prevention programs. This study examined the contents of Project Towards No Drug Abuse, a program that has revealed strong effects only when delivered in a highly interactive version. Types of teacher and student interactive messages were identified. It is speculated…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Classroom Techniques
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Sussman, Steve; Dent, Clyde W.; Craig, Sande; Ritt-Olsen, Anamara; McCuller, William J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Describes the development and impact of a self-instruction indicated drug abuse prevention program, Project Towards No Drug Abuse. Describes the justification for the self-instruction program, keys to good programmed self-learning, and how a 12-session health-educator delivered program was converted to a self-instruction format. Presents the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Education, Independent Study, Prevention
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Dent, Clyde W.; Sussman, Steve; Hennesy, Michael; Galaif, Elisha R.; Stacy, Alan W.; Moss, Maryann; Craig, Sande – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Provides an implementation, process, and immediate outcomes evaluation of the classroom component of Project Towards No Drug Abuse, a school-based drug-abuse-prevention curriculum for continuation high school youth who are at relatively high risk for drug abuse. Three randomized conditions were evaluated: a standard care, classroom only, and…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools
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Weiner, Michelle D.; Sussman, Steve; Lichtman, Kara; McCuller, William J. – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Assesses issues related to marijuana use and cessation with a group of high school students (N=842). Results show that interest in quitting marijuana use was high; several social images associated with marijuana use were positive; subjects expressed a lack of confidence in cessation programs; and subjects believed that self-help or punitive…
Descriptors: Drug Use, High Risk Students, High School Students, Marijuana
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Sussman, Steve; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Students at alternative high schools may be at substantial risk for drug abuse. Provides an overview of the drug-use-related context of continuation high schools in southern California. A total of 144 students and 96 staff were interviewed from 20 continuation high schools. Data indicated continuation school students had high levels of substance…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, High School Students
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Sussman, Steve; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Showed videotapes designed to affect personal level judgments of concern and risk in context of smokeless tobacco use to 388 tenth graders, manipulating either message convincingness or perceived probability of consequences portrayed in message. Results suggest that media manipulation of probability of consequences would be more effective than…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Decision Making, Drug Use