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Chen, Xinguang; Yu, Bin; Stanton, Bonita; Cook, Robert L.; Chen, Ding-Geng; Okafor, Chukwuemeka – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
Research findings are inconsistent regarding a positive association between the passage of state medical marijuana laws (MML) and the adolescent access and the use of marijuana. We utilized a novel analytical approach to examine this issue with multiyear data from the 1997-2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System of the State of Michigan.…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Therapy, Correlation, Laws
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Samuolis, Jessica; Loser, Ashley; Tyrrell, Amanda – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
The current study examined negative affect as a moderator of the relationships between protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used to reduce alcohol-related risk and alcohol use outcomes. Data were obtained from 267 college students using a web-based survey. The use of PBS (i.e., setting a limit on number of drinks, alternating drinks with water,…
Descriptors: Drinking, Student Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Risk
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Wallace, Lacey N.; Roche, Michael J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
In this study, we examined how the number of friends and leadership among peers related to e-cigarette use and beliefs about the social consequences of use among college students. Data were collected via web survey from 175 university students in 2016. Regression techniques were used to analyze responses. Neither number of friends nor role in a…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Peer Influence, Role
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Jordan, Hallie R.; Villarosa-Hurlocker, Margo C.; Ashley, Asia L.; Madson, Michael B. – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
There is increasing evidence that mental health problems may attenuate the relationship between protective behavioral strategies (PBS) and alcohol outcomes. However, psychological distress may also affect these relationships. Further, it appears that different types of PBS have differential relationships with alcohol outcomes. The current study…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Disorders, Correlation
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Balasch, Marcel; Faucha, Mireia; Antelo, Victoria Sanchez; Pires, Cristiana Vale; Carvalho, Helena – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
Heavy Episodic Drinking (HED) is becoming a common drinking pattern among young adults in South Europe. Additionally, alcohol consumption has increased among young women, narrowing the gender gap in alcohol use. In the scope of the European action-research project 'ALLCOOL', this study explores sex-related differences on HED among young adults…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Young Adults, Gender Differences, Health Behavior
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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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Díaz-Meneses, Gonzalo; Beerli-Palacio, Asunción; Martín-Santana, Josefa Delia – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
This research focuses on the analysis of cannabis consumption amongst young people, explaining this phenomenon by way of analysing the differences between cannabis smokers and non-smokers in order to shed light on whether cannabis is linked to specific leisure activities, and, moreover, whether it is connected to the intensity and variety of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, Leisure Time, Comparative Analysis
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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