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Balasch, Marcel; Faucha, Mireia; Antelo, Victoria Sanchez; Pires, Cristiana Vale; Carvalho, Helena – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
Heavy Episodic Drinking (HED) is becoming a common drinking pattern among young adults in South Europe. Additionally, alcohol consumption has increased among young women, narrowing the gender gap in alcohol use. In the scope of the European action-research project 'ALLCOOL', this study explores sex-related differences on HED among young adults…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Young Adults, Gender Differences, Health Behavior
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Díaz-Meneses, Gonzalo; Beerli-Palacio, Asunción; Martín-Santana, Josefa Delia – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
This research focuses on the analysis of cannabis consumption amongst young people, explaining this phenomenon by way of analysing the differences between cannabis smokers and non-smokers in order to shed light on whether cannabis is linked to specific leisure activities, and, moreover, whether it is connected to the intensity and variety of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, Leisure Time, Comparative Analysis
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Banbury, Samantha; Lusher, Joanne; Guedelha, Francisco – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) and the Psychoactive Substances Act (2016) both reinforce the criminalisation of drug use in the UK. The Psychoactive Substances Act (2016) has been developed to control and monitor the use of legal highs, particularly in institutions. This study aimed to establish drug service providers' viewpoints on how effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Crime Prevention
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Saridi, Maria; Nanou, Anastasia; Toska, Aikaterini; Kourakos, Michael; Skliros, Efstathios; Stamatiou, Konstantinos – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The study was conducted in the University of Peloponnese, in Greece and the sample consisted of 203 students, with the greater percentage of them being females 82.3% (n=167). The mean age was 24.9 years (±7.6). The majority of the respondents (79.8%) mentioned that during a single, typical day, the alcohol consumption could reach to 1-2 drinks per…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Alcohol Abuse, Incidence