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Reilly, Angela; Stevens, Edward B.; Jason, Leonard A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2017
The current study examined the relationships between a personality metatrait (Stability consisting of conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism), self-esteem, and stress in an adult population of individuals with substance use disorders living in recovery homes. Adults (N = 229) residing in 42 residential recovery settings were interviewed…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Esteem, Stress Variables, Substance Abuse
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Oberle, Crystal D.; Garcia, Javier A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2015
This study investigated whether use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana may be predicted from preferential consumption of particular music genres. Undergraduates (257 women and 78 men) completed a questionnaire assessing these variables. Partial correlation analyses, controlling for sensation-seeking tendencies and behaviors, revealed that…
Descriptors: Smoking, Alcohol Abuse, Music, Music Activities
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Klisch, Yvonne; Bowling, Kristi G.; Miller, Leslie M.; Ramos, Miguel A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Two online science education games, in which players learn about the risks of prescription drug abuse in the context of investigating crimes, were evaluated to determine shifts of prescription drug abuse attitudes attributable to game exposure. High school students from grades 11 and 12 (n = 179) were assigned to one of the games and participated…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Education, Drug Abuse, Adolescent Attitudes
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Peters, Ronald J.; Williams, Mark; Ross, Michael W.; Atkinson, John; McCurdy, Sherly A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
Statistics show that the prevalence of crack cocaine use and embalming fluid and phencyclidine (PCP)-laced cigarettes or marijuana sticks, commonly referred to on the street as "fry" or "wet" is a problem; however, the relationship between these substances of abuse and concurrent polydrug use is unknown. In the present study, a…
Descriptors: African Americans, Smoking, Marijuana, Cocaine
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Smith, Dennis W.; Lee, Jay T.; Colwell, Brian; Stevens-Manser, Stacey – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
In response to the problem of adolescent smoking and limited appropriate cessation resources, this study examined the pattern and structure of the American Lung Association, Why Do You Smoke? (WDS) to determine its appropriateness for use in youth smoking cessation programs. The WDS is used to help smokers identify primary motivations for using…
Descriptors: Smoking, Factor Analysis, Adolescents, Health Behavior
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Peters, Ronald J.; Meshack, Angela F.; Kelder, Steven H.; Webb, Patrick; Smith, Dexter; Garner, Kevin – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
While the epidemiologic trends concerning alprazolam (Xanax[R]) are unknown, the use of benzodiazepines, in general, has increased in popularity among youth within recent years. To shed light on the drug problem, the current pilot study used a qualitative approach to investigate relevant beliefs, norms, and perceived addiction associated with…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Social Reinforcement
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Peters, Jr., Ronald J.; Kelder, Steven H.; Prokhorov, Alexander; Amos, Charles; Yacoubian, Jr., George S.; Agurcia, Carolyn A.; Murray, Nancy; Shegog, Ross – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
Data on self-reported perceived exposure to anti-smoking messages were collected from 1,608 high school students surveyed through the ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience) Program in Houston, Texas. Data collection took place between October 2002 and March 2003. Logistic regression identified that African Americans perceived…
Descriptors: Smoking, Advertising, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Peters, Ronald J., Jr.; Kelder, Steven H.; Markham, Christine M.; Yacoubian, George S., Jr.; Peters, LeCresha A.; Ellis, Artist – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
In the current study, we used a qualitative approach to investigate relevant beliefs and norms associated with codeine and promethazine hydrochloride cough syrup (CPHCS) consumption, initiation, and perceived addiction among 48 alternative school students who identified themselves as current CPHCS users. In general, both boys and girls believed…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Norms, Gender Differences, Nontraditional Education
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Zapata, Jesse T.; Katims, David S. – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
This study examines the association of demographic, psychological, and environmental characteristics of a sample of low socioeconomic status, Mexican American students and their reported use of nine substances. Results indicate that a specific combination of variables predicted both minor and major substances used. The authors offer suggestions…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Children, Drinking, Drug Abuse
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Harlow, Kirk C.; Swint, J. Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Explored drug overdose mortality and its economic consequences through examination of Texas mortality data from 1980-86. Compared crude mortality rates across 10 drug categories. Found drug overdose mortality costs had more than doubled over 6-year period. Found men had greater illicit drug overdose risk than women; women had greater prescribed…
Descriptors: Adults, Death, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction
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Harlow, Kirk; Swint, J. Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Prescription drug overdose mortality is documented and its economic consequences estimated for Texas in 1978. Drug-related deaths (N=117 out of 397) were due to the use of barbiturates, tranquilizers, and anti-depressants; 85 to mixing drugs. The economic cost of mortality exceeded $43 million, 32 percent of prescription drug overdose. (Author)
Descriptors: Death, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Economics
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Dull, R. Thomas; Williams, Franklin P., III – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Concludes little relationship exists between the three substances marihuana, alcohol and tobacco. Youthful subjects tend to overestimate the relationships between the three substances and cannot be generalized to other populations. Suggests an explanation of this youthful association focuses on simultaneous experimentation rather than causal…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Alcoholic Beverages, Attribution Theory, Comparative Analysis