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Rodrigues, Carla Veiga; Figueiredo, Ana Betriz; Rocha, Sara; Ward, Sam; Tavares, Hugo Braga – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
Introduction: Adolescence is a period of physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional changes, where autonomy from parental control is demanded. Adolescents are often self-discovering, frequently adopting sexual and drug exploration behaviors. As a result, health status in both adolescence and adulthood can be influenced. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Risk, Questionnaires, Grade 8
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Cheney, Marshall K.; Vesely, Sara K.; Aspy, Cheryl B.; Oman, Roy F.; Tolma, Eleni L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The prospective associations between negative life events (NLEs) and adolescent alcohol use was examined using the Youth Asset Study. Participants (n = 1040 adolescents, mean age = 15.8 years) completed annual interviews which included a life events scale and alcohol use in the last 30 days. Family structure and parent education were assessed as…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Drinking, Correlation
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Banbury, Samantha; Lusher, Joanne; Guedelha, Francisco – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) and the Psychoactive Substances Act (2016) both reinforce the criminalisation of drug use in the UK. The Psychoactive Substances Act (2016) has been developed to control and monitor the use of legal highs, particularly in institutions. This study aimed to establish drug service providers' viewpoints on how effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Crime Prevention
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Besse, Kelsey; Toomey, Traci L.; Hunt, Shanda; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Widome, Rachel; Nelson, Toben F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
Excessive alcohol use among military personnel is a significant concern. A potential contributor to this problem may be alcohol-serving environments around military installations; however, limited information is available about these environments. We conducted focus groups and interviews with Army personnel from two installations regarding soldier…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Drinking, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Cleveland, Michael J.; Turrisi, Rob; Reavy, Racheal; Ackerman, Sarah; Buxton, Orfeu M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
A total of 295 first-year students were recruited from multiple campuses of a state-wide university system. Multiple-group path analysis compared parental and peer influences between two student subgroups. First-year students attending 4-year institutions reported higher rates of alcohol use and were more likely to experience alcohol-related…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Community Colleges, College Freshmen
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Saridi, Maria; Nanou, Anastasia; Toska, Aikaterini; Kourakos, Michael; Skliros, Efstathios; Stamatiou, Konstantinos – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The study was conducted in the University of Peloponnese, in Greece and the sample consisted of 203 students, with the greater percentage of them being females 82.3% (n=167). The mean age was 24.9 years (±7.6). The majority of the respondents (79.8%) mentioned that during a single, typical day, the alcohol consumption could reach to 1-2 drinks per…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Alcohol Abuse, Incidence
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Bhochhibhoya, Amir; Branscum, Paul – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The purpose of the systematic review was to identify the effectiveness of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), and its most recent iteration, the Integrated Behavioral Model (IBM), for predicting and understanding alcohol related behaviors, with an aim towards informing future public health and health promotion interventions. Eleven articles were…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Public Health, Health Promotion