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Collins, David; Abadi, Melissa Harris; Johnson, Knowlton; Shamblen, Steve; Thompson, Kirsten – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This article examines prevalence of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) in a sample of elementary and high school students in an Appalachian Tennessee county. We found that lifetime prevalence of NMUPD (35%) was higher than prevalence of cigarette use (28%) and marijuana use (17%), but lower than lifetime prevalence of alcohol use (46%).…
Descriptors: Incidence, Prevention, Risk, High School Students
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Wrye, Bethany A. E.; Pruitt, Courtney L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the way in which college students perceive binge drinking on college campuses in order to better understand the impetus behind this undesirable behavior. A survey administered on-line prompted undergraduate students to identify whether or not they perceived binge drinking to be a problem on college…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Dunn, Michael S.; Kitts, Cathy; Lewis, Sandy; Goodrow, Bruce; Scherzer, Gary D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
Background: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana use, and sexual behaviors are consistently reported by high school students in the United States and can contribute to reduced quality of life. Empirical research finds that many assets may act as a protective factor for adolescent risk behaviors. As such, the purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Quality of Life, Adolescents
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Hogan, H. Wayne – Journal of Drug Education, 1980
The use/nonuse character of illicit drugs was essentially the same among students in a rural southern setting as had been previously demonstrated for more urbanized regions. Results suggest that the students responses were more of a male v female than user v nonuser phenomenon. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, College Students, Drug Use, Higher Education
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Zagumny, Matthew J.; Thompson, Michael K. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1997
Uses longitudinal analysis to measure the effectiveness of the Drug Abuse Resistance Program (D.A.R.E.) in a rural Tennessee school system. Results suggest that time, rather than D.A.R.E. participation, produced lower frequencies of alcohol and drug use. Additionally, adolescents did not report a delay in the use of alcohol or drugs, offering…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Education, Illegal Drug Use, Longitudinal Studies
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Mookherjee, Harsha N. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1986
White male adults living in rural Tennessee were administered the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test to classify their degree of alcohol abuses. Results indicated alcoholics experienced more powerlessness, attributed slightly less control to external environmental forces, and had lower sense of self-esteem than nonalcoholics. In addition,…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Individual Power, Males, Personality Traits