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Horn, Kimberly; Pearson, Jennifer L.; Villanti, Andrea C. – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
In recent years, the United States observed a significant uptake in concurrent use of multiple tobacco products and alternative nicotine delivery devices among youth--a phenomenon identified as polytobacco use--making tobacco control efforts more complex for clinicians, policy makers, and scientists, alike.The present commentary stimulates new…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Life Style, Addictive Behavior
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Taleff, Michael J.; Neal, April – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Ethical codes of conduct are accepted requirements in organizations that grant credentials to those employed as alcohol and other drug counselors and prevention specialists. Article explores the possibility of the development and adoption of a code of ethics for college-level addiction studies faculty that would address their unique educational…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, Drinking, Illegal Drug Use
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Zapata, Vicente; Blanton, Carlton – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
Needle sharing by intravenous drug users has been a means of transmission of acquired immune deficiency syndrome virus. Educational efforts have been directed at reduction of needle sharing, and some cities have supplied free needles. While transmission of human immunodeficiency virus through intravenous drug use remains significant problem, there…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Behavior Change, Drug Use, Health Education
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Leukefeld, Carl G.; Bukoski, William J. – Journal of Drug Education, 1991
Notes inconsistencies in drug abuse prevention research findings related to such issues as study design and methodology. Presents consensus recommendations made by drug abuse prevention researchers and practitioners who met at National Institute on Drug Abuse in 1989. Includes specific recommendations directed to modifying prevention approaches;…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Prevention
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Stein, Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 1991
Considers role of sociological perspective in drug education curriculum. Examines sociological perspective from broad foci of structure and process; with each focus, examples of sociological approach to drug use are offered. Sample course outline for "Drugs and Society" is presented, suggesting ways in which sociological issues discussed could…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Drug Education, Sociology
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Meier, Scott T.; Sampson, James P. – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Introduces concepts in support of technology having potential to revitalize alcohol education efforts. Sees Bandura's self-efficacy theory as offering direction for reconceptualizing design of prevention programs and measurement of program effects. Describes computer-assisted instruction program integrating computer-assisted instruction and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Design, Program Effectiveness
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Goodstadt, Michael S. – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
Examines assumptions underlying alcohol education programs and program impact from inferential and deductive logic perspectives. Combines review of existing empirical evidence concerning effectiveness of alcohol education with the outcome of a deductive-logical analysis, resulting in a series of explicit, realistic, recommendations for effective…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Deduction, Influences, Logic
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Guglielmo, Robert; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Argues that low self esteem and familial environment are causatively linked to substance use and abuse, and that the parent-child relationship provides the experiences from which self esteem is learned. Substance abuse is a frequently observed, maladaptive attempt to cope with the experience of pain associated with low self esteem. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Coping, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Family Environment
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Sullivan,Arthur P.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
Details theoretical standpoint, procedures, and instruments used to evaluate school-based substance abuse prevention in New York City. Discusses outcome measures and argues that the process by which the outcome behavioral change was achieved must be explored before the outcomes are certified as beneficial and appropriate for an educational…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sullivan, Arthur P.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
States the process-outcome research and evaluation paradigm applied to alcohol and substance abuse prevention and intervention programs. Shows its application to efforts to improve students' and patients' self-esteem to be deficient in certain aspects and advocates additions to the evaluation procedures, most notably analysis of in-session change.…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Change, Counseling Services, Drug Abuse
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Rickett, Mary; Sheppard, Margaret A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Teaching students decision-making skills is integral to many drug education programs. Conducted series of studies examining elementary and secondary school students' attitudes toward making decisions. Found different age groups perceived making decisions differently. Suggests practitioners need to take maturational levels into consideration when…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Decision Making
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Lohrmann, David K.; Fors, Stuart W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
Reviews 1984 Rand Corporation report recommendation that preventive education is most effective way to prevent adolescent drug abuse within the context of theories related to the causes of drug abuse integrated with the PRECEDE model of health education program planning. Concludes that many variables influencing adolescent drug use are not within…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zoller, Uri; Maymon, T. – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
Suggests that the difference between the pre- and post-actual SDA (smoking, drug, alcohol) behavior of experimental and control groups be used as a major criterion for short-term effectiveness evaluation of SDA preventive education programs aimed at high school adolescents. Results and data analysis of a case study support this methodology.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Behavior Modification, Drug Education, Foreign Countries
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Sullivan, Arthur P.; Guglielmo, Robert – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Argues that acute, chronic pain, whether arising from environmental or psychological contexts, is a necessary condition of addiction; conditioning and neurochemical changes are assigned a catalyzing role. Inadequate self-esteem is thought to be a common source of imperceptible pain, and therefore a cause of addiction. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Influences, Personality Traits
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Biersbach, Raymond M. – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
A survey of drug treatment suggested conflict exists about how drug treatment should be conducted. A case was made for paradigms of treatment as a guide for progress in treatment for addicts. A theoretical paradigm which tried to relate family therapy to the relief of self-esteem distress is discussed. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Drug Rehabilitation, Family Counseling, Models, Program Effectiveness
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