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Kolena, Branislav; Petrovicová, Ida; Trnovec, Tomáš; Pilka, Tomáš; Bicanová, Gabriela – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
We describe opinions on medical use of "Cannabis sativa L." under conditions of Slovakia (n = 717). Personal experience with marijuana was detected in 77.42% (n = 553) in age categories younger than 20 years (n = 96) and in 77.06% (n = 457) of adults. Almost 86% of respondents (n = 618) agreed with legal use of marijuana for medical…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Therapy, Age Differences, Substance Abuse
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Eitle, David J.; Eitle, Tamela McNulty – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Methamphetamine use has been identified as having significant adverse health consequences, yet we know little about the correlates of its use. Additionally, research has found that Native Americans are at the highest risk for methamphetamine use. Our exploratory study, informed by the stress process model, examines stress and stress buffering…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Correlation, Health Behavior, American Indians
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Trudeau, Kimberlee J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
A community readiness survey for coalitions to address the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse was developed in this four-part study. A total of 70 coalition members participated. 1) We conducted 30-minute phone interviews with coalition members (n = 30) and a literature review to develop an item list. 2) Coalition members rated these…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Community Surveys, Interviews, Literature Reviews
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Wild, Lauren G.; Flisher, Alan J.; Bhana, Arvin; Lombard, Carl – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
Associations among six different domains of self-esteem (peers, school, family, sports/athletics, body image, and global self-worth) and risk behaviors related to substance use and suicidality were investigated in a sample of South African adolescents. Students enrolled in Grades 8 and 11 at independent secondary schools in Cape Town (N = 116)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Smoking, Family Influence
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Kim, Sewhan; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Describes the theoretical framework, measurement properties, predictive power, and reliability and validity of the Drug Education School Evaluation Instrument (DESEI), used to determine the effectiveness of the North Carolina Drug Education Schools. The DESEI is included. (BH)
Descriptors: Drug Education, Evaluation Methods, Predictive Measurement, Program Effectiveness
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Beechem, Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Describes an instrument that identifies the risk of late-onset (reactive) alcoholism and the presence of unresolved loss-grief issues. Instrument was tested on 96 adults aged 60 and over. Found an interrelationship between unresolved loss-grief issues and depression. Rates the likelihood that these conditions may lead to alcoholism. (EMK)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, At Risk Persons, Attitude Measures
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Butler, Mary Alice; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1994
This article reports on a survey of 115 schools of education and training for health professionals, inquiring into the recognition of substance abuse and substance abuse in pregnancy as a curriculum concern. Although most schools reported that substance abuse falls within their curricula, some respondents requested continuing education on the…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Curriculum, Drug Abuse, Drug Use
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Buckalew, L. W. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1980
Presents a general introduction to the alcohol drug problem. A field-tested instrument of 20 true-false items is provided which reflects on the nature, effects, variables, and consequences of alcohol and its use. The instrument was tested on 200 students and utilized on a statewide PBS television special. (Author)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Abuse