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Roldós, María Isabel – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the longitudinal effect of marijuana and heavy alcohol use on the productivity status of nonmetropolitan African American young adults. This analysis was based on secondary data from the Family and Community Health Study. For alcohol, the study evaluated the effects on productivity status for…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Longitudinal Studies, Marijuana, Productivity
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Self, Carlton; Morgan, A. Christian; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Navarro, Maria – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The National 4-H Council developed the Health Rocks substance abuse educational program to prevent youth from engaging in risky behaviors. The program was presented in 2010 to more than 8,000 middle school youth in Georgia. A post-then-pre evaluation was conducted with youth who completed 10 hours of instruction to determine if changes in youth…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Drug Education
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Twombly, Eric C.; Holtz, Kristen D.; Agnew, Christine B. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
Prescription drug misuse is a major health problem, particularly among teens. A key step in curbing misuse is the development of effective prescription drug prevention messages. This paper explores the elements of prescription drug misuse prevention messages that resonate with teens using data from focus groups with seventh and eighth grade…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Audiences
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Napier, Ted L.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1983
Assessed the extent of illegal drug use among 2,060 junior and senior high school students in rural Georgia, and found extensive illegal drug use, especially among older White male students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Orlando, Florida, February 1982. (JAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Illegal Drug Use
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McCutcheon, Allan L.; Thomas, George – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Previous studies of the drug-use patterns of institutionalized youth found that they followed the standard progression of drug use from marijuana to hard drugs. Utilizing a probabilistic assessment of models, this study supports a modified gateway sequences in which cocaine use appears as an intermediate step between marijuana use and use of other…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cocaine, Drug Abuse, Illegal Drug Use
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Gleaton, Thomas J., Jr.; Smith, Sidney P. – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Investigated drug use behaviors of rural and urban students in Georgia. Data from 1,897 response forms indicated experimental use of alcoholic beverages was high (approximately two-thirds for rural and urban samples), while approximately one-third reported marijuana use. Males exceed females in weekly and daily drug use. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Drug Use, Marihuana
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Arthur, Gary L.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1977
This is the third survey undertaken to assess changes in knowledge and attitudes concerning drugs among students from Georgia high schools. Results revealed 56 percent of the students possessed knowledge of the drug culture and 3 percent had tried hard drugs, with none being regular users. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Drug Abuse, Followup Studies