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Salm, Twyla; Sevigny, Phil; Mulholland, Val; Greenberg, Hirsch – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
This case study examines not only the prevalence of substance abuse in one rural, Canadian high school, but also how teachers understand teaching and learning in relation to substance abuse. Over one third of students reported that they had used marijuana (37%) and alcohol (38%) in the last seven days, a rate considerably higher than typical…
Descriptors: Human Services, Substance Abuse, Incidence, Case Studies
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Spence, John C.; Gauvin, Lise – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
Using a stratified random sampling procedure, 754 student athletes were surveyed regarding drug and alcohol use in eight different sports from eight universities across Canada. Provides statistics of substances athletes reported using, including pain medications, weight loss products, anabolic steroids, smokeless tobacco products, alcohol,…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Athletes, Behavior Standards, Cocaine
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Gliksman, Louis; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Examines development and implementation of School Drug Policy in Ontario Boards of Education, components of these policies, and composition of policy development committees. Data from 125 Boards of Education were obtained for fall 1991. Results indicate that development and implementation of school drug policy, by not often including students,…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Decision Making, Discipline Policy, 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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Grobe, Cary; Campbell, Elaine – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1990
Attempted to discover patterns of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use among public school children in New Brunswick using Provincial School Drug Survey (PSDS), an existing large-scale assessment. Recoded variables in PSDS dataset to derive profiles of typical tobacco, cannabis, and alcohol users. Found increase in predictive accuracy of regression…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Cocaine