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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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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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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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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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Midford, Richard; Wilkes, Deb; Young, Deidra – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
In Touch is a professional training program designed to develop staff skills and support structures so as to enable schools to manage alcohol and other drug (AOD) matters in a coordinated manner that maximizes beneficial outcomes for at-risk students, while at the same time maintaining school discipline and community relationships. This study is…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Professional Training, Drug Use, Drug Education
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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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Cuijpers, Pim – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Presents results of a meta-analysis of studies that compare drug prevention programs led by peers to the same program led by adults. Overall, peer-led programs were found to be somewhat more effective than adult-led programs. It is concluded that the effectiveness of a prevention program is determined by several characteristics of the program.…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Peer Teaching
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Sheppard, Margaret A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1983
Describes the development and pilot testing of a marihauna education program for grades 7-10. The five-lesson program included a health belief model and a legal deterrance model. Results of the pilot test showed the health program had the greatest impact. (JAC)
Descriptors: Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Illegal Drug Use
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Kline, Rex B.; Canter, William A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
Explored whether drinking among high school students (n=499) was related more to factors "unchangeable" versus "changeable" by school-based intervention. Found that drinking varied with different types of "unchangeable" and "changeable" factors for male and female students. Levels of drinking among males…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Drinking
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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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Allison, Kenneth R.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Examined effects of differential teacher training in use of drug education curriculum on 12 grade 5 classrooms of students' knowledge levels, problem-solving and coping skills, attitudes toward planned decision making, behavioral intentions, and tobacco and alcohol use. Found significant differences in intentions to take a drink but not on other…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Weiss, Shoshana; Moore, Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Evaluated impact of revised preventive interdisciplinary curricular program "Hashish and Marijuana" on attitudes and intentions toward hashish use among Israeli high school students (N=153). Findings suggest program's potential for effecting desired attitude change within target populations. Program will be officially disseminated to…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Drug Use, Foreign Countries
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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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Zoller, Uri; Maymon, T. – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
Suggests that the difference between the pre- and post-actual SDA (smoking, drug, alcohol) behavior of experimental and control groups be used as a major criterion for short-term effectiveness evaluation of SDA preventive education programs aimed at high school adolescents. Results and data analysis of a case study support this methodology.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Behavior Modification, Drug Education, Foreign Countries
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