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Brown, Joel H.; Jean-Marie, Gaetane; Beck, Jerome – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Despite a 50-year interdisciplinary and longitudinal research legacy--showing that nearly 80% of young people considered most "at risk" thrive by midlife--only recently have practitioners/researchers engaged in the explicit, prospective facilitation of "resilience" in educational settings. Here, theory/knowledge distinguishing…
Descriptors: Social History, Drug Education, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Abatemarco, Diane J.; West, Bernadette; Zec, Vesna; Russo, Andrea; Sosiak, Persis; Mardesic, Vedran – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
War and social transition in Croatia have increased unemployment and rates of substance abuse. A decrease in prevention programs places adolescents at an increased risk. Data collected from the 2002 Split Youth Behavior Risk Survey (YRBS) showed that adolescents are at risk for alcohol use and related problems. Thus, there is a need to strengthen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Program Effectiveness, Prevention
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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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Yacoubian, George S., Jr. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
The United States and the Netherlands have antithetical marijuana control policies. The United States' laws criminalize the possession of even small amounts of marijuana, while the Netherlands have maintained, over the past several decades, two relatively liberal marijuana policies implemented during the 1970s and 1980s. According to the…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Coutts, Michelle Chandler; Graham, Kathryn; Braun, Kathy; Wells, Samantha – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Describes pilot program, undertaken with staff from eight bars in Ontario, Canada, that uses a peer learning model to teach problem-solving skills regarding prevention and management of aggressive behaviors in bars. Participants showed significant positive changes in knowledge and attitudes regarding effective approaches. Program illustrated the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Drinking
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Moore, Michael; Weiss, Shoshana – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Alcohol and Drunkenness, a newly developed science-oriented curriculum, constitutes an innovative attempt at coping with excessive drinking among Israeli high school students. The interdisciplinary program deals with primary prevention, is related to direct prevention, integrates the cognitive and the affective domains, fosters the decision-making…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Decision Making, Drinking
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Amodeo, Maryann; Robb, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Describes how non-Southeast Asian instructors, over a two-year period, designed and taught courses for Cambodian and Vietnamese human-service workers. Discusses the difficulty of modifying standard questionnaires for these participants and the limited benefits of formal evaluation processes. Several insights, however, were gleaned through…
Descriptors: Adults, Asian Americans, Attitudes, Cultural Differences
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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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Toohey, Jack V.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Describes a Spanish language drug and substance abuse education program including development of a student activity book and instructor's manual and a usability evaluation. Traditional value gaming strategies were used. A pilot study in Mexico showed Spanish speaking agencies could use the program conducted by their own staff. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Education, Feasibility Studies, Foreign Countries
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Wheller, Roger – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1992
Notes two generations of strategic thought in history of drug education. Focuses on third-generation drug education as response to failure of first two generations. Sees third generation examining existing attitudes and motivations of target audience to make direct assessment of needs. Describes evaluation of third-generation alcohol education…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
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Lenhart, Susan D.; Wodarski, John S. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1984
Reviews the scope of the problem of college student alcohol abuse. Describes a comprehensive program of treatment of problem drinking, utilizing a behavioral group work approach focused on alcohol education, behavioral control of drinking, and the maintenance of altered behaviors. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, Behavior Modification, College Students
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Teichman, Meir; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1988
Longitudinal study of Israeli adolescents' (N=1,900) substance use found that use increased as a function of positive attitudes toward substances, use, and users; positive attitudes ascribed to peers and parents; peers' and parents' use of alcohol and drugs; personality variables; and availability of drugs at home and in the community. Describes…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Parsons, Martin; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1993
Describes IMPACT (Insight, Motivation, Progress, Assessment, Counseling, Treatment), successful intervention approach for repeat impaired driving offenders. Explains intensive, residential, weekend experience in which program participants examine their alcohol- and drug-related behaviors. Notes that, through interaction with peers, participants…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Driving While Intoxicated, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Goodstadt, Michael S. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1981
Discusses the objectives of alcohol education, program development, and evaluation. Objectives usually include immediate behavior change as well as long range outcomes. Results indicate that incorporating areas of health education can increase the validity of alcohol education with appropriate planning and evaluation. (JAC)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Alcohol Education, Behavior Change, Educational Objectives