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Kohn, Carolynn S.; Schultz, Nicole R.; Bettencourt, Katrina; Dunn Carlton, Heather – Journal of Drug Education, 2017
We examined the correspondence between college students' (N = 192, 71% women) definitions of free-pours and their free-poured volumes of beer, wine, and liquor. Participants' mean beer definitions and free-pours were positively correlated; participants' mean wine and liquor definitions were larger than their free-pours, which were fairly accurate.…
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Definitions, Drinking
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Marzell, Miesha; Morrison, Christopher; Mair, Christina; Moynihan, Stefanie; Gruenewald, Paul J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2015
This study examined drinking patterns of three different college student groups: (a) intercollegiate athletes, (b) intramural/club athletes, and (c) nonathletes. Additionally, we investigated whether a relationship exists between drinking setting and risk of increased drinking. We analyzed data on the athletic involvement, drinking behaviors, and…
Descriptors: Drinking, Risk, Disadvantaged Environment, College Athletics
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Cunradi, Carol B.; Todd, Michael; Mair, Christina – Journal of Drug Education, 2015
This study analyzed whether discrepant (husband or wife use only) or concordant (both partners use) patterns of heavy drinking, marijuana use, and smoking are associated with increased risk for male-to-female partner violence and female-to-male partner violence among adult couples. Based on a geographic sample of married or cohabiting couples…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Marijuana, Smoking, Family Violence
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Friese, Bettina; Grube, Joel W.; Moore, Roland S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Despite efforts to limit underage access to alcohol, alcohol availability remains a challenge for youth drinking prevention. This article fills a gap in our understanding of alcohol consumption among youths by systematically investigating how and under what circumstances they obtain alcohol and the context within which they consume it. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Drinking, Youth, Prevention, Qualitative Research
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Satterlund, Travis D.; Treiber, Jeanette; Cassady, Diana – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
California state-funded local tobacco control projects have instituted smoke-free multi-unit housing (MUH) policy adoption campaigns in order to secure voluntary policy throughout the state. While landlords can legally prohibit smoking at MUH complexes in California, they often oppose such measures. The objective of this study was to analyze…
Descriptors: Housing, Smoking, Public Policy, Advocacy
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Friese, Bettina; Moore, Roland S.; Grube, Joel W.; Jennings, Vanessa K. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Qualitative interviews were conducted with parents of teens to explore how parents store and monitor prescription drugs in the home. Most parents had prescription drugs in the house, but took few precautions against teens accessing these drugs. Strategies for monitoring included moving the drugs to different locations, remembering how many pills…
Descriptors: Parents, Drug Therapy, Drug Use, Adolescents
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Satterlund, Travis D.; Lee, Juliet P.; Moore, Roland S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
California's Smoke-Free Workplace Act--CA Labor Code Sec. 6404.5(a)--was extended to bars in 1998. This article analyzes changes in normative beliefs and behaviors related to bar smoking in the decade following the adoption of the Act. In a series of studies evaluating the smoke-free workplace law in bars, researchers conducted extensive…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Environment, Behavior Standards, Law Enforcement
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Nygaard, Peter; Paschall, Mallie J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Aim: To provide more in-depth information about students' experiences with AlcoholEdu and in particular to assess if students perceive that the course gives them tools to better control their drinking-related behavior. Methods: Focus group interviews with freshmen at three California universities. Findings: 1) The course provides so much…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Interviews, Focus Groups
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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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Friese, Bettina; Grube, Joel W.; Moore, Roland S.; Jennings, Vanessa K. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Results from a qualitative study with parents about underage drinking are presented. Semistructured interviews (n = 44) were conducted with parents of teens to investigate whether and why parents permit underage drinking. Parents had three primary reasons for allowing underage drinking: deliberate, spontaneous, and harm reduction. Deliberate…
Descriptors: Drinking, Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing
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Weiss, Jie Wu; Merrill, Vincent; Akagha, Kathy – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study examined associations between substance use, family functioning, and self-image among four ethnic adolescent groups. Three thousand three hundred and fifteen 8th and 9th grade students were recruited from 10 schools in Los Angeles County. Participants completed a paper-and-pencil survey regarding their alcohol and marijuana use, along…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Adolescents, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Satterlund, Travis D.; Antin, Tamar M. J.; Lee, Juliet P.; Moore, Roland S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
California's Smoke-Free Workplace Act was extended to include bars in 1998. While the majority of bars in the state have become smoke free, in many bars patrons and staff continue to smoke despite the law. The authors present findings from a study which assessed cultural factors related to continued smoking in bars in the city of San Francisco. In…
Descriptors: Smoking, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Influences, Urban Areas
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Gold, Gregg J.; Nguyen, Alyssa T. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
Use of marijuana and alcohol among current college students (N = 1101) was compared to the perceptions and use of entering freshmen (N = 481) surveyed before the start of classes. Entering freshmen significantly misperceived campus norms for marijuana use, over-estimating that almost every student used in the last 30 days, p less than 0.001.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Marijuana, Drinking, Social Attitudes
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Napper, Lucy E.; Branson, Catherine M.; Fisher, Dennis G.; Reynolds, Grace L.; Wood, Michelle M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
This study examined the validity of a single-item measure of HIV risk stage of change that HIV prevention contractors were required to collect by the California State Office of AIDS. The single-item measure was compared to the more conventional University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA). Participants were members of Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Test Validity, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Haug, Nancy A.; Shopshire, Michael; Tajima, Barbara; Gruber, Valerie; Guydish, Joseph – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
This research was conducted at a Substance Abuse Forum designed to address local community needs by focusing on Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in addiction treatment. The purpose of the study was to assess substance abuse treatment professionals' readiness to adopt EBPs, experience with EBPs, and attitudes toward EBPs, as well as agency support…
Descriptors: Credentials, Community Needs, Substance Abuse, Negative Attitudes
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