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Rees, C. Roger; Zarco, Emilia Patricia T.; Lewis, Dawn K. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
In this article we examine the importance of sensation seeking and pragmatism in the steroids and sports supplements behavior and attitudes of high school and junior high school students on Long Island, New York. Steroid use is much less acceptable than sports supplement use, although the reasons for use are similar. Respondents use supplements…
Descriptors: High Schools, Junior High School Students, Athletics, Drug Use
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Corrigan, Matthew J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
This study sought to develop a short version of the ADSI, and investigate its psychometric properties. Methods: This is a secondary analysis. Analysis to determine the Cronbach's Alpha, correlations to determine concurrent criterion validity and known instrument validity and a logistic regression to determine predictive validity were conducted.…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Correlation, Screening Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Richardson, Marchette A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
An explanatory cross sectional investigation was employed to assess how well master's level social work (MSW) programs in the State of New York prepare students for practice with problem drinkers. Five hundred and fifty questionnaires were mailed to members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A non-probability sample, consisting…
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Social Work, Alcoholism, Caseworkers
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Nanin, Jose E.; Parsons, Jeffrey T.; Bimbi, David S.; Grov, Christian; Brown, Justin T. – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
Crystal methamphetamine (aka "crystal meth") use with high-risk sex has become an emerging health problem for gay and bisexual men in New York City since the late 1990s. Public health campaigns were eventually developed to encourage gay and bisexual men to avoid or reconsider using crystal meth. Reactions to three campaigns were measured…
Descriptors: Whites, Public Health, Males, Homosexuality
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Grov, Christian; Bimbi, David S.; Nanin, Jose E.; Parsons, Jeffrey T. – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
Reported rates of recreational drug use among gay and bisexual men are currently rising. Although there has been much empirical research documenting current trends in drug use among gay and bisexual men, little research has empirically contrasted differential rates across urban epicenters, while even less has addressed racial or ethnic variation…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Pacific Islanders, Males, Homosexuality
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Strauss, Shiela M.; Astone-Twerell, Janetta M.; Munoz-Plaza, Corrine; Des Jarlais, Don C.; Gwadz, Marya; Hagan, Holly; Osborne, Andrew; Rosenblum, Andrew – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
Staff in drug treatment programs are in an optimal position to support the hepatitis C related needs of their patients. To do so effectively, however, staff need to have accurate information about the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This article examines the HCV knowledge of staff (N = 104) in two drug-free and two methadone maintenance treatment…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Health Education, Drug Therapy, Metropolitan Areas
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Miller, Kathleen E.; Hoffman, Joseph H.; Barnes, Grace M.; Farrell, Michael P.; Sabo, Don; Melnick, Merrill J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Alcohol remains the drug of choice for many adolescents; however, the nature of the relationship between athletic involvement and alcohol misuse remains ambiguous. In this article, we used a longitudinal sample of over 600 Western New York adolescents and their families to explore the gender-specific and race-specific relationships between…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Social Problems, Athletics, Alcohol Abuse
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Macaulay, Araxi P.; Griffin, Kenneth W.; Gronewold, Elizabeth; Williams, Christopher; Botvin, Gilbert J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2005
The current study explored the relationships between parenting practices and adolescent drug use. Suburban middle school students (N = 2129) completed surveys that included measures of perceived parental monitoring, discipline and setting an anti-drug message as well as measures of drug-related knowledge, attitudes and peer norms. Results…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parenting Styles, Drug Abuse, Middle School Students
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Milgram, Gail Gleason – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Questionnaires designed to determine the process for identifying and providing assistance to students with problem behaviors were mailed to 1526 school superintendents in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Responses indicate that assistance programs play a significant role in helping students and that they positively impact the school and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, High School Students, High Schools, Referral
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Cohen, Ronald Jay; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1977
College students from three states (New York, Michigan, and Kansas; N=90) responded to a 10-item Likert-style survey designed to gauge attitudes toward New York State's drug laws. The students significantly differed in their response to three of the items, yielding findings that were not open to any single interpretation. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Abuse, Drug Legislation, Geographic Location