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Sharma, Manoj; Branscum, Paul – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Drug abuse, or substance abuse, is a substantial public health problem in the United States, particularly among high school students. The purpose of this article was to review school-based programs implemented in high schools for substance abuse prevention and to suggest recommendations for future interventions. Included were English language…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Implementation, High School Students
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Sharma, Manoj – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2006
Religion plays a significant role in human life, yet its potential to influence health and health-related conditions is not well studied. This article cites several studies that examine the correlation between religiosity and substance abuse. This article also suggests that more systematic researches are needed to validate the correlation of…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Religion, Religious Factors, Alcohol Abuse
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Sharma, Manoj; Atri, Ashutosh – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2006
The Healthy People 2010 guidelines identify substance abuse as a major public health problem in need of effective interventions for diverse populations including racial and ethnic minorities. However, the literature with regard to substance abuse in the African American community is rather scant. This article discusses the need for a research…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Youth, Substance Abuse, Public Health