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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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Bingham, C. Raymond; Barretto, Andrea Ippel; Walton, Maureen A.; Bryant, Christopher M.; Shope, Jean T.; Raghunathan, Trivellore E. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study presents the results of an efficacy evaluation of a web-based brief motivational alcohol prevention/intervention program called "Michigan Prevention and Alcohol Safety for Students" (M-PASS). Four on-line sessions providing individually-tailored feedback were delivered to first-year college students over 9 weeks. Non- and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Feedback (Response), Control Groups, College Students
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Park, Hee Sun; Smith, Sandi; Klein, Katherine A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study examined estimation and accuracy of normative perceptions for students during one celebratory drinking occasion. Students who drank on St. Patrick's Day overestimated the percentage of others who also drank, whereas the students who did not drink on St. Patrick's Day underestimated the percentage of others who also did not drink. The…
Descriptors: Drinking, Student Behavior, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Brown, Stephen; Birch, David; Thyagaraj, Sujan; Teufel, James; Phillips, Cheryl – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
One in five students report experimenting with tobacco before the age of 13 and most prevention efforts take place in the school setting. This study measures the effect of a single-lesson tobacco prevention curriculum, conducted by a health education center, focusing on knowledge of tobacco, ability to identify refusal techniques, and intent not…
Descriptors: Prevention, Identification, Smoking, Health Education
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Arneson, Andrew H.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1984
Reports field test results of current efforts by the state of Michigan to develop, implement, and evaluate three levels of credentials (N=87). Use of a written examination based on an educational manual is discussed, and candidate demographics are compared to test score results. Results indicated the method was effective. (JAC)
Descriptors: Counselor Certification, Counselor Evaluation, Counselors, Drug Rehabilitation
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Shope, Jean T.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
A grade five through grade eight substance abuse prevention program was developed, implemented, and evaluated. Students received either two years of the program or none. At the end of grade seven, program students' rates of substance use slowed significantly and knowledge of alcohol pressures increased compared to non-program students. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Younoszai, Tina M.; Lorhmann, David K.; Seefeldt, Carol A.; Greene, Robert – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Discusses a school-based prevention program initiated to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use among adolescents. Investigates changes in reported ATOD use from 1987 to 1991. Significant decreases were found for use of most drugs with the exception of alcohol. Involvement in problem behaviors was the most salient risk factor whereas…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Cocaine, Drinking