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Hernández-Serrano, Olga; Griffin, Kenneth W.; García-Fernández, José Manuel; Espada, Mireia; Orgilés José P. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The objective of the present study was to examine the contribution of three intervention components (public commitment, resistance to advertising, and leisure promotion) on alcohol and protective variables in a school-based substance use prevention program. Participants included 480 Spanish students aged from 14 to 16 who received the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Community Involvement, Resistance (Psychology), Leisure Time
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Fernandez-Calderon, Fermin; Lozano, Oscar M.; Vidal, Claudio; Ortega, Josefa Gutierrez; Vergara, Esperanza; Gonzalez-Saiz, Francisco; Bilbao, Izaskun; Caluente, Marta; Cano, Tomas; Cid, Francisco; Dominguez, Celia; Izquierdo, Emcarni; Perez, Maria I. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
Drug use in mainstream rave parties has been widely documented in a large number of studies. However, not much is known about drug use in underground raves. The purpose of this study is to find out the polysubstance use patterns at underground raves. Two hundred and fifty-two young people between the ages of 18 and 30 who went to underground raves…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Abuse, At Risk Persons, Late 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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Allahverdipour, Hamid; Bazargan, Mohsen; Farhadinasab, Abdollah; Hidarnia, Alireza; Bashirian, Saeed – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
The prevalence of substance abuse among adolescents from low- and middle-income countries is increasing drastically and requires immediate intervention. The objective of this longitudinal quasi-experimental panel study was to design and implement a skill-based intervention to prevent and reduce substance use among urban adolescents who attended 2…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Intervention, Self Control, Self Efficacy
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Plancherel, Bernard; Bolognini, Monique; Stephan, Philippe; Laget, Jacques; Chinet, Leonie; Bernard, Mathieu; Halfon, Olivier – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
A questionnaire investigating adolescents' opinions and experiences regarding marijuana use was administered to 163 adolescents and young adults (96 boys and 67 girls) aged 13 to 20 (mean age = 16.8, s.d. = 1.5). Items referred to marijuana and other substances' dangerousness, representations regarding the positive and negative consequences of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries
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Whorley, Larry W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Employed questionnaire to study relationships between role perceptions and job satisfaction among military Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialists (N=102). Found job satisfaction primarily related to perceived importance of prevention duty and organizational efficiency. Found supervisor's emphasis upon prevention duty was significant but…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Wang, Wen – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Provides an initial evaluation of the community camp approach to drug detoxification and rehabilitation utilized in China. Open-ended interviewing schedules were given to two samples from two government sponsored rehabilitation community camps in 1994. Results show that in the two community camps, an average of twelve months' training yielded a…
Descriptors: Demography, Drug Abuse, Employment, Foreign Countries
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Makkai, Toni; McAllister, Ian – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Used 1988 Australian national population survey to examine drug information needs. Results indicated almost one-half of respondents believed that they had an adequate amount of information about drug and alcohol services available. Drug users expressed greater desire for information and willingness to use variety of welfare and social support…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counseling Services, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Ambtman, Rudy; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Evaluated effectiveness of provincewide chemical abuse prevention education program for elementary grades with 2,092 students and 500 teachers. Found students had high initial knowledge level, certain students showed significant knowledge gains, program was most effective with low knowledge base students, program was in use in 20 percent to 30…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Education
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Adelekan, Moruf L.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Examined drug abuse views and knowledge level of 135 Nigerian secondary school teachers through self-report questionnaire. Found that majority of teachers were never exposed to drug education as students whereas less than 20 percent have been exposed since qualifying as teachers. Provides suggestions on pattern and content of teacher-targeted drug…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction
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Smart, Reginald G. – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Used data from Ontario Alcohol and Drug Use Among Students survey (N=4,267) to determine how reported alcohol and cannabis (marijuana) use changed with increased exposure to drug education. Concluded drug education had stronger influence on younger students and lighter drinkers but little impact on heavy drinkers. Found decrease in cannabis use…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Drinking, Drug Abuse
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Brochu, Serge; Souliere, Michelle – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Three-day life skills re-education program, embedded in 10-week new employee basic training had no long-term effects on alcohol and drug knowledge and attitudes. Findings suggest that primary prevention program targeting adults may be too late to affect alcohol and drug habits, life skills approach may work best in secondary prevention efforts,…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Attitude Change, Daily Living Skills, Drug Abuse
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Zoller, Uri; Weiss, Shoshana – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Describes an interdisciplinary chemically oriented curriculum designed to cope with adolescent drug abuse. The program is designed to be included in high school science and chemistry programs. Results of a field test indicated significant change in participants' knowledge and attitudes about drugs. (RC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Foreign Countries
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Sheppard, Margaret A.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Results from two large repeated surveys of Canadian students, sampled from grades 7-13 indicated that little time is allocated to drug education. The most common focus is on alcohol. Most drug education is through the medium of teacher-led classes. Discusses implications for more effective drug education. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholic Beverages, Drug Abuse, Drug 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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