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Workman, Judson W.; Moore, Dennis; Huber, Mary J.; Wilson, Josephine F.; Ford, Jo Ann; Kinzeler, Nicole; Mayer, Theresa – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
A unique Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention program called "PALS" (Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles) was implemented with middle school students with the goal of enhancing student knowledge of the harmful effects of ATOD, promoting the use of refusal skills and reducing intentions to use ATOD in the future.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Intention, Drinking
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Ding, Kele; Olds, R. Scott; Thombs, Dennis L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
This retrospective case study assessed the influence of item non-response error on subsequent response to questionnaire items assessing adolescent alcohol and marijuana use. Post-hoc analyses were conducted on survey results obtained from 4,371 7th to 12th grade students in Ohio in 2005. A skip pattern design in a conventional questionnaire…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Marijuana, Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Students
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Huber, Mary J.; Workman, Judson; Ford, Jo Ann; Moore, Dennis; Mayer, Theresa – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
This article reports on the evaluation of a two-year alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) intervention, the Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles ("PALS") program, targeting both teachers and middle-school students. Teachers are taught to recognize students' unique learning styles in the context of the ATOD curriculum and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Cognitive Style, Program Evaluation
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Teater, Barbra; Hammond, Gretchen Clark – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
Survey research was used to explore the beliefs of 963 staff members regarding the myths to treating tobacco dependence and the integration of tobacco dependence into substance abuse treatment programs. The staff represented a mixture of residential, outpatient, and prevention-based gender-specific (women only) treatment centers throughout Ohio.…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Smoking, Attitude Measures, Addictive Behavior
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Siegal, Harvey A.; Lane, D. Timothy; Falck, Russel S.; Wang, Jichuan; Carlson, Robert G.; Rahman, Ahmmed; Chambers, Deborah T. – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Describes Ohio's Prevention Evaluation Project (PEP), that developed a questionnaire to assess behavioral and attitudinal outcomes in primary drug abuse prevention programs targeting young people aged twelve to seventeen. One of PEP's principal achievements was the inclusion of community prevention program providers in the evaluation instrument…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Cooperation, Drug Abuse, Health Promotion
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Pascale, Pietro J.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Presents trend analyses of data collected from three large scale surveys of eleventh grade students in Northeast Ohio using the same drug use and attitudes instrument between 1977 and 1983. Frequency of usage, reason for taking drugs, perceived harmfulness, age of first experimentation with drugs, and sex differences are analyzed. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Differences, Drug Use, High School Students, Regional Characteristics
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Daniulaityte, Raminta; Siegal, Harvey A.; Carlson, Robert G.; Kenne, Deric R.; Starr, Sanford; DeCamp, Brad – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2004
The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network (OSAM) is designed to provide accurate, timely, qualitatively-oriented epidemiologic descriptions of substance abuse trends and emerging problems in the state's major urban and rural areas. Use of qualitative methods in identifying and assessing substance abuse practices in local communities is one of…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Rural Areas, Adolescents