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Wagoner, Kimberly G.; Francisco, Vincent T.; Sparks, Michael; Wyrick, David; Nichols, Tracy; Wolfson, Mark – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Underage drinking continues to be a public health concern, partially due to the ease in which adolescents obtain alcohol and consume it in private locations. States and municipalities have implemented strategies to counter-act this, including adopting public policies called social host policies, despite limited evidence of effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Municipalities, Public Health, Drinking
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Lamarine, Roland J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Marijuana has been used medically since antiquity. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in medical applications of various cannabis preparations. These drugs have been cited in the medical literature as potential secondary treatment agents for severe pain, muscle spasticity, anorexia, nausea, sleep disturbances, and numerous…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Marijuana, Sleep, Risk
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Satterlund, Travis D.; Lee, Juliet P.; Moore, Roland S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
California's Smoke-Free Workplace Act--CA Labor Code Sec. 6404.5(a)--was extended to bars in 1998. This article analyzes changes in normative beliefs and behaviors related to bar smoking in the decade following the adoption of the Act. In a series of studies evaluating the smoke-free workplace law in bars, researchers conducted extensive…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Environment, Behavior Standards, Law Enforcement
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Ostrowsky, Michael K. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
Marijuana use and violent behavior are causing widespread public concern. This article reviews theory and research on the relation between marijuana use and aggressive/violent behavior. It is evident from the inconsistent findings in the literature that the exact nature of the relation remains unclear. This article identifies several possible…
Descriptors: Barriers, Violence, Aggression, Marijuana
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Scheier, Lawrence M.; Grenard, Jerry L.; Holtz, Kristen D. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study evaluated the efficacy of "Above the Influence" (ATI), a national media-based health persuasion campaign to deter youth drug use. The campaign uses public service anti-drug prevention messages and targets youth between the ages of 14 and 16, a period of heightened susceptibility to peer influences. The evaluation utilized mall…
Descriptors: Evidence, Advertising, Structural Equation Models, Drug Use
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Bingham, C. Raymond; Barretto, Andrea Ippel; Walton, Maureen A.; Bryant, Christopher M.; Shope, Jean T.; Raghunathan, Trivellore E. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study presents the results of an efficacy evaluation of a web-based brief motivational alcohol prevention/intervention program called "Michigan Prevention and Alcohol Safety for Students" (M-PASS). Four on-line sessions providing individually-tailored feedback were delivered to first-year college students over 9 weeks. Non- and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Feedback (Response), Control Groups, College Students
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Vincus, Amy A.; Ringwalt, Chris; Harris, Melissa S.; Shamblen, Stephen R. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
We present the short-term results of a quasi-experimental evaluation of the revised D. A. R. E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum. Study outcomes examined were D. A. R. E.'s effects on three substances, namely students' lifetime and 30-day use of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana, as well as their school attendance and academic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Curriculum, Intervention, Drug Education
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Sussman, Steve; Black, David S.; Rohrbach, Louise A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
School-based cigarette smoking prevention was initiated shortly after the first Surgeon General's Report in 1964. This article highlights a sequence of events by which school-based tobacco use prevention research developed as a science, and illustrates a pendulum effect, with confidence in tobacco use prevention increasing and decreasing at…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Case Studies, Public Health
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Broadus, Angela D.; Hartje, Joyce A.; Roget, Nancy A.; Cahoon, Kristy L.; Clinkinbeard, Samantha S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
The following study, funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), utilized the "Addiction Belief Inventory" (ABI; Luke, Ribisl, Walton, & Davidson, 2002) to examine addiction attitudes in a national sample of U.S. college/university faculty teaching addiction-specific courses (n = 215). Results suggest that addiction educators view…
Descriptors: Coping, Drug Abuse, Teaching Experience, Attitude Measures
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Elek, Elvira; Wagstaff, David A.; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
This study assessed the outcomes of adapting the culturally-grounded, middle school, substance-use prevention intervention, "keepin' it REAL" ("kiR"), to target elementary school students and to address acculturation. At the beginning of 5th grade, 29 schools were randomly assigned to conditions obtained by crossing grade of implementation (5th,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intervention, Prevention, Acculturation
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Dadich, Ann – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Self-Help Support Groups (SHSGs) for substance use issues are recognized in current policies for their role in reducing substance use. However, these policies recognize only their therapeutic value. This article argues that SHSGs can offer more than therapeutic advantage. This contention follows a study involving young people who were involved in…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Therapy, Substance Abuse, Public Policy
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Maldonado-Molina, Mildred M.; Reingle, Jennifer M.; Tobler, Amy L.; Komro, Kelli A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Alcoholic beverage consumption among high school students has shifted from beer to liquor. The current longitudinal study examined the effects of beverage-specific alcohol use on drinking behaviors among urban youth. Data included 731 adolescents who participated in Project Northland Chicago and reported consuming alcohol in 7th grade. Logistic…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Adolescents, High School Students
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Peterson, Emily Bylund; Thomsen, Steven; Lindsay, Gordon; John, Kevin – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
The objective of this study was determine if the inclusion of Canadian-style graphic images would improve the degree to which adolescents attend to, and subsequently are able to recall, novel warning messages in tobacco magazine advertising. Specifically, our goal was to determine if the inclusion of graphic images would 1) increase visual…
Descriptors: Smoking, Eye Movements, Attention, Adolescents
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Ybrandt, Helene – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
The aim of the study was to examine risk and vulnerability factors contributing to problems with alcohol use in adolescence. Data relating to seven life areas (medical status, school status, social relationships, family background and relationships, psychological functioning, legal involvement, and alcohol use) was gathered using the ADAD…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Drug Abuse, Drinking, Risk
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Lewis, Todd F.; Mobley, A. Keith – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Many college students are using substances at levels consistent with Substance Abuse or Dependence, yet little explanation for this phenomenon exits. The aim of this study was to explore a risk factor profile that best separates those with low and high potential for having a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). A discriminant function analysis revealed…
Descriptors: College Students, Probability, Campuses, Substance Abuse
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