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Schwindt, Rhonda; Hudmon, Karen Suchanek; Knisely, Mitchell; Davis, Lorie; Pike, Caitlin – Journal of Drug Education, 2017
Persons with mental illness smoke at rates two to four times higher than do persons without mental illness and comprise 30.9% of the U.S. tobacco market. Given the prevalence of mental illness and the known detrimental effects of tobacco, concerted efforts are needed to promote the use of evidence-based treatment options. We conducted a systematic…
Descriptors: Smoking, Mental Disorders, Health Behavior, Incidence
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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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Rye, B. J.; Humpartzoomian, Richard; Steep, Barbara – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Assesses parents, students, and program leaders involved in an in-school drug prevention program for their perceptions of the efficacy of the program. Feedback indicated a very high program satisfaction level from respondents with parents indicating the highest level satisfaction. Areas for improvement included parent attendance; invitation…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, High Schools
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Oei, Tian P. S.; Baldwin, Andrea R. – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Proposes developmental approach to smoking education and prevention for children and adolescents. Reviews literature concerning most appropriate agent, content, and presentation of antismoking education for different ages, concluding that best agents for young children are parents and best agents for pre/early adolescents are peers. For…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences, Child Development
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Oei, Tian P. S.; Fea, Annette – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Reviews literature regarding factors associated with children's initiation into smoking and examines efficacy of health education programs in preventing smoking in children. Though using peer leaders as health educators has been successful, parent-implemented health prevention programs aiming at children at younger ages may be more effective in…
Descriptors: Children, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Barnea, Zipora – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Reviews programs and intervention strategies of substance abuse prevention in Israel, concentrating mainly on stages of primary and secondary prevention among youth. Analyzes school-based prevention programs, those designed for detached youth, and community-based programs. Compares prevention efforts in Israel to those in other Western countries.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sheppard, Margaret A.; Goodstadt, Michael S. – Journal of Drug Education, 1979
A great many films have been made that deal with all aspects of drugs, their use and abuse. Some of these films are directed at young people within the school setting and are intended as part of drug education. Some insights as to what is happening in this specific area are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Minnis, John R. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1988
Reviews some of the demographics of aging and alcohol abuse among the aged, and offers a theoretical approach from the sociology of deviance literature toward understanding alcohol abuse among elderly people. (Author)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Demography, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Spruijt, Ed; De Goede, Marijn; Iedema, Jurijen; Maas, Cora; Duindam, Vincent – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1999
Study examines the effects of adolescents' vocational and relationship experiences, adherence to non-traditional values, and parental divorce and involvement on adolescent soft drug use. Results reveal that vocational and relationship experiences in adolescence correlate with the use of soft drugs and adherence to non-conventional norms and values…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Use, Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology)
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Israelstam, Stephen; Lambert, Sylvia – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1989
Asserts that secluded nature of homosexual bar and its importance as social center is one example of how lifestyle may contribute to alcohol and drug problems of homosexuals. Describes what aspects of lifestyle and social control must be taken into account when intervening into such problems. (Author)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Foreign Countries
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Stacey, Barrie G. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1985
Presents an analysis of drink-driving research methods and findings with reference to traffic accidents. Challenges some conclusions about drinking and driving in Australia and New Zealand. Evaluates the growing acceptance of Scandinavian-type laws. Rejects the demand to "criminalize" drink-driving offenses. Presents the reduction of…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Death, Drinking, Foreign Countries
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Zinkiewicz, Lucy; Davey, Jeremy; Obst, Patricia; Sheehan, Mary – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1999
Surveys employees (N=4,979) of an Australian state railway to determine self-reported employee alcohol use and the influence of work-related risk factors on this use. Examination of risk factors previously associated with work-related problem drinking showed that gender, nights away from home for work, job satisfaction, and availability of alcohol…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Drinking, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction