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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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Espada, José P.; Gonzálvez, María T.; Guillén-Riquelme, Alejandro; Sun, Ping; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
Tobacco use is of high prevalence among Spanish adolescents. Programming to counteract tobacco use has been needed. There is a lack of knowledge on the efficacy of teen tobacco use cessation programming. The current study provides an immediate outcome evaluation of the Project EX tobacco use prevention and cessation program among Spanish…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Behavior, Incidence, Adolescents
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Midford, Richard; Ramsden, Robyn; Lester, Leanne; Cahill, Helen; Mitchell, Johanna; Foxcroft, David R.; Venning, Lynne – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
The Drug Education in Victorian Schools program provided integrated education about licit and illicit drugs, employed a harm minimization approach that incorporated participatory, critical thinking and skill-based teaching methods, and engaged parental influence through home activities. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of the program was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Education, Drinking, Prevention
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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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Saingam, Darika; Assanangkornchai, Sawitri; Geater, Alan F. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Drinking, smoking, and health risk behaviors are significant problems for Thai adolescents. However, little is known about the association and magnitude among alcohol, tobacco, or co-using and health risk behaviors. Data of the National School Survey of 2007 were analyzed. The sample consisted of 50,033 high school and vocational college students.…
Descriptors: Females, Smoking, Intervention, Adolescents
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Heyne, Thomas; Bogner, Franz X. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
Our study focused on strengthening the individual self-efficacy of low achieving 8th graders reducing drug-specific peer pressure through theoretical and practical training. The subject of the intervention was based on a substance-specific life skills program offering both teacher-centered and student-centered teaching approaches. A cluster…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Prevention, Intervention, Multivariate Analysis
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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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Rollocks, Steve C. T.; Dass, Natasha; Seepersad, Randy; Mohammed, Linda – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
This study examined the role of religiosity among adolescents' and adults' alcohol use in Trinidad. A stratified random sample design of 369 adolescents and 210 adult parents belonging to the various religious groups in Trinidad was employed. Participants were randomly selected from various educational districts across Trinidad. Adolescent…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Intervention, Drinking, Adolescents
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West, Bernadette; Abatemarco, Diane; Ohman-Strickland, Pamela A.; Zec, Vezna; Russo, Andrea; Milic, Ranko – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
As part of an international public health partnership formed in 2001 we assessed the impact of Project Northland in Croatia --an adolescent alcohol school-based prevention intervention implemented in Split--on students. The curriculum was implemented in 13 randomly selected schools with another 13 schools serving as controls. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Intervention, Focus Groups, Public Health, Drinking
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Culleton, Leigheann Ryan; Van Hout, Marie Claire; Foley, Michelle – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Research shows that social norms interventions, which aim to educate individuals and groups on their actual attitudinal and behavioural norms relating to alcohol, cigarette and drug use,incur some success in reducing positive attitudes to substance use and rates of substance use. The research aimed to investigate the extent of misperceptions…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Use, Social Behavior, Intervention
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Cicognani, Elvira; Zani, Bruna – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
This study investigated the role of sensation seeking, peer group drinking and self-efficacy in refusing to drink alcohol in influencing alcohol consumption of a sample of 588 Italian university students. Results confirmed that heavy drinkers are typically males living in university residences. Alcohol use is more frequent among students with…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Drinking, Peer Groups, Behavior Standards
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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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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