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Brewer, Hannah J.; Kulik, Keri S.; Klingaman, Linda; Deutschlander, Sharon; Black, Christine – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Background: Tobacco use leads to more deaths each year than any other single factor. This research examined teenagers' perceptions of anti-tobacco messages to determine which campaigns and educational approaches were most effective in preventing tobacco use among youth. Methods: Students from five rural high schools in western Pennsylvania were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Prevention
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Fertman, Carl I.; Fichter, Cele; Schlesinger, Jo; Tarasevich, Susan; Wald, Holly; Zhang, Xiaoyan – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
This evaluation of the Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) was conducted to determine overall efficacy of SAPs and, more specifically, how SAP is currently implemented. Findings indicate that SAP is being implemented as designed. Recommended is the development of benchmarks and indicators focusing on best SAP practices and effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Behavior Modification, Counseling Services, Early Identification
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Ashby, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Examines the relationship between contextual variables and situational expectation of drug use at the school level. Results indicate that the more prosperous the school and the greater the students' perceptions of academic expectations, the lower the situational expectation of smoking cigarettes or taking depressants. However, the higher the…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Context Effect
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Brown, Philip M. – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
Examines the impact of the U.S. government's block grant fiscal policy on the funding policies and program services in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Uses a case history of Pennsylvania's experience with block grant funding mandates to document the administrative and programmatic considerations affecting policy implementation at the state…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Block Grants, Drug Abuse, Federal Aid
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Swisher, John D.; Bibeau, Daniel – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1987
Data from 13,998 students revealed that high percentages of students drank often and that many of these students reported being drunk often. While most students indicated they would prefer not to drive home after drinking, approximately one-third of driving age students indicated they would drive under the influence of alcohol or would ride with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholic Beverages, Behavior Patterns, Drinking
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Blane, Howard T. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1985
Surveyed alcohol counselors (N=626) in Pennsylvania to determine professional backgrounds and training needs. Results indicated counselors were young, employed by agencies, had diverse training experiences, and preferred more clinical training. A flexible, comprehensive approach to training is needed, focusing on the acquisition and intergration…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Counselors