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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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Hansen, William B. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Drug prevention efforts in elementary schools are widespread. Nonetheless, there are clear challenges that both researchers and practitioners face. Because there may be occasional unintended negative outcomes--statistically these are guaranteed--does not mean all prevention efforts should grind to a halt. It is far better that any observed…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Use, Drug Education, Elementary School Students
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Brown, Joel H.; Jean-Marie, Gaetane; Beck, Jerome – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Despite a 50-year interdisciplinary and longitudinal research legacy--showing that nearly 80% of young people considered most "at risk" thrive by midlife--only recently have practitioners/researchers engaged in the explicit, prospective facilitation of "resilience" in educational settings. Here, theory/knowledge distinguishing…
Descriptors: Social History, Drug Education, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Ringwalt, Chris; Bliss, Kappie – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
In this article we discuss the importance of the cultural tailoring (CT) of classroom-based prevention curricula to ensure their relevance to, and increase their receptivity by, racial and ethnic minority adolescent populations. Following a review of the pertinent literature, we develop an integrated model of CT that conceptualizes such…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Curriculum Development, American Indians
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Skara, Silvana; Rohrbach, Louise Ann; Sun, Ping; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
This article provides an implementation fidelity evaluation of the fourth experimental trial of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND). Two theoretical content components of the curriculum were examined to increase our understanding of the active ingredients of successful drug abuse prevention programs. A total of 18 senior high schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Drug Abuse, Prevention, High School Students
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Abatemarco, Diane J.; West, Bernadette; Zec, Vesna; Russo, Andrea; Sosiak, Persis; Mardesic, Vedran – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
War and social transition in Croatia have increased unemployment and rates of substance abuse. A decrease in prevention programs places adolescents at an increased risk. Data collected from the 2002 Split Youth Behavior Risk Survey (YRBS) showed that adolescents are at risk for alcohol use and related problems. Thus, there is a need to strengthen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Program Effectiveness, Prevention
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LoSciuto, Leonard; Steinman, Ross B. – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
The present study examined the effectiveness of Project PRIDE, a school-based, counselor-administered, drug and alcohol prevention program. The study is presented in the context of Project PRIDE's efforts to keep itself current and effective via continual evaluation-based development. In this outcome evaluation, Project PRIDE participants…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Hogan, Julie A.; Baca, Ileana; Daley, Charlotte; Garcia, Tania; Jaker, Jerry; Lowther, Mike; Klitzner, Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
A wide variety of prevention approaches that reduce substance use and associated problems have been developed and tested. But successes have been limited in promoting the use of these scientific advances by the policy makers, practitioners, and concerned citizens. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's six regional Centers for the Application…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Scientific Research, Information Dissemination
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Gosin, Monika; Marsiglia, Flavio Francisco; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Research has shown that students respond more favorably to drug prevention programs when they see their culture and themselves represented in the prevention message. Describes development of the keepin' it R.E.A.L. curriculum, focusing on the methods used to ensure cultural grounding. Reviews literature on cultural approaches in prevention,…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Curriculum Evaluation, Drug Use, Outcomes of Education
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Tsiboukli, Anna; Wolff, Kim – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Examines the use of focus group interviews in understanding staff perceptions of training to work with drug users in the Therapeutic Community model. Discusses methodological issues relevant to the use of focus groups and the individual responses to the training program and the content and structure of the training program are also discussed.…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Drug Rehabilitation, Focus Groups
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Harthun, Mary L.; Dustman, Patricia A.; Reeves, Leslie J.; Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
This paper reports on a process in which program designers, classroom teachers, and students worked together to adapt the 7th grade "keepin' it REAL" prevention curriculum to a developmentally, socially, and academically appropriate curriculum for 5th graders. A Community-Based Participatory Research methodology (CBPR), combined with a 9-step…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Prevention, Grade 5, Health Promotion
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Peleg-Oren, Neta – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Describes a model of group intervention as one of the preventive therapeutic tools for children of addicts. This article deals with the characteristics of children of addicts, the group intervention model with reference to the group framework, and the work carried out with the group, as well as its evaluation. The evaluation indicated positive…
Descriptors: Children, Drug Addiction, Group Therapy, Models
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Kosterman, Rick; Hawkins, J. David; Haggerty, Kevin P.; Spoth, Richard; Redmond, Cleve – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Sessions of a parent-training intervention were tested to determine their effect on parenting practices. Rural families (N=209) were assigned to an intervention or control group. Parents in the intervention group noted improvements in parenting behaviors. Effects were most pronounced among mothers. The study increased plausibility that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Drug Education, Mothers
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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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Yacoubian, George S., Jr. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
The United States and the Netherlands have antithetical marijuana control policies. The United States' laws criminalize the possession of even small amounts of marijuana, while the Netherlands have maintained, over the past several decades, two relatively liberal marijuana policies implemented during the 1970s and 1980s. According to the…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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