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Reilly, Angela; Stevens, Edward B.; Jason, Leonard A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2017
The current study examined the relationships between a personality metatrait (Stability consisting of conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism), self-esteem, and stress in an adult population of individuals with substance use disorders living in recovery homes. Adults (N = 229) residing in 42 residential recovery settings were interviewed…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Esteem, Stress Variables, Substance Abuse
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Peters, Ronald J., Jr.; Kelder, Steven H.; Markham, Christine M.; Yacoubian, George S., Jr.; Peters, LeCresha A.; Ellis, Artist – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
In the current study, we used a qualitative approach to investigate relevant beliefs and norms associated with codeine and promethazine hydrochloride cough syrup (CPHCS) consumption, initiation, and perceived addiction among 48 alternative school students who identified themselves as current CPHCS users. In general, both boys and girls believed…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Norms, Gender Differences, Nontraditional Education
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Zapata, Jesse T.; Katims, David S. – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
This study examines the association of demographic, psychological, and environmental characteristics of a sample of low socioeconomic status, Mexican American students and their reported use of nine substances. Results indicate that a specific combination of variables predicted both minor and major substances used. The authors offer suggestions…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Children, Drinking, Drug Abuse