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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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Gates, Peter J.; Norberg, Melissa M.; Dillon, Paul; Manocha, Ramesh – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The high prevalence of cannabis use by Australian secondary school students makes schools an ideal setting for the delivery of substance use prevention programs. Although efficacious school-based cannabis prevention programs exist, there is scant research investigating the perceived role legitimacy and role importance of school staff. As such,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Marijuana, Secondary School Students
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Gates, Peter J.; Norberg, Melissa M.; Dillon, Paul; Manocha, Ramesh – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Cannabis is the most frequently used illicit drug by Australian secondary school students yet there is scant research investigating school staff responses to student cannabis use. As such, this study surveyed 1,692 school staff who attended "Generation Next" seminars throughout Australia. The self-complete survey identified that the…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Marijuana, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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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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Van Hout, Marie Claire; Connor, Sean – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2008
Research Aim: This research aimed to provide an anecdotal perception of student substance use according to the teachers' personal experience in the Irish secondary level educational setting. Methodology: Sampling Interviews were conducted with teachers (n=95) at 10 randomly selected schools in County Carlow in the South East of Ireland, as part of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Substance Abuse
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Crundall, Ian A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Australian secondary school students from three grades rated danger of using alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. Results showed more refined discrimination among older students, with type of drug and frequency of use being important considerations. Familiarity was major consideration for younger students. Cognitive…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Drinking, Drug Use, Foreign Countries
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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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Smart, Reginald G.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Examined data from repeated cross-sectional probability surveys of alcohol/drug use conducted biennially since 1979 in Ontario schools to determine relationships between classroom alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis education and student use of these substances. Found strong inverse association between increases in exposure to alcohol and drug…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Behavior Change, Drug Education, Drug Use
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Baklien, Bergljot – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Survey of drug education in Norwegian lower secondary schools showed that almost one-fourth of programs were based on two-step model. Intensive courses were socially successful and created motivation, enthusiasm, and changes of attitudes. Found important differences from one school to another in regard to how pilot pupils, and their teaching…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Motivation
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Barnea, Zipora; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Examined hypothesis that use of psychoactive substances is strongly associated with social deviance. Investigated patterns of alcohol and drug use among 97 juvenile delinquents, 184 detached youth, and 8,151 high school students in Israel. Results clearly indicated that psychoactive substance use was concentrated among Israeli groups of deviant…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Delinquency
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Adlaf, Edward M.; Smart, Reginald G. – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Estimated use and characteristics of users of smokeless tobacco among probability sample of 4,267 Ontario (Canada) teenagers. Results indicated that smokeless tobacco use was not common, varying from one to three percent depending on age and gender, but was more likely to occur among smokers (10% to 32%). Group most prone to use was young smoking…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Public Health
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Mitic, Wayne R.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Surveyed 1,684 secondary school students on stress and inhalant use. Classified inhalent users as abstainers, experimental, and regular users. Male abstainers exhibited lower mean stress scores than did males in other groups; female abstainers exhibited lower mean scores than did regular users but did not differ from experimental users. Suggests…
Descriptors: Coping, Drug Education, Drug Use, Foreign Countries
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Sheppard, Margaret A.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Conducted large-scale cannabis educational project involving 1,237 elementary and 1,022 secondary school students to examine effects of peer and parent influence on a young person's drug use. Findings suggest that parents rather than peers will be the determining factor in a child's decision to use drugs. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Drug Use, Elementary School Students
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Sheppard, Margaret A.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Examined relationship between cannabis education and use in over 4,000 secondary school students. Seventh graders who reported receiving more cannabis education were more likely to also report having used cannabis. The relationship between cannabis education and cannabis use was not statistically significant for grades 9, 11, or 13, but the trend…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Illegal Drug Use, Marijuana
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