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Ringwalt, Chris; Bliss, Kappie – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
In this article we discuss the importance of the cultural tailoring (CT) of classroom-based prevention curricula to ensure their relevance to, and increase their receptivity by, racial and ethnic minority adolescent populations. Following a review of the pertinent literature, we develop an integrated model of CT that conceptualizes such…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Curriculum Development, American Indians
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Hogan, Julie A.; Baca, Ileana; Daley, Charlotte; Garcia, Tania; Jaker, Jerry; Lowther, Mike; Klitzner, Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
A wide variety of prevention approaches that reduce substance use and associated problems have been developed and tested. But successes have been limited in promoting the use of these scientific advances by the policy makers, practitioners, and concerned citizens. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's six regional Centers for the Application…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Scientific Research, Information Dissemination
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Horn, Kimberly; Kolbo, Jerome R. – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Representing a Cumulative Strategies Model, this article describes a multi-component substance abuse prevention program that is theory-driven, risk-based, and targets children affected by familial alcohol abuse. Three components of this program and specific methods of implementing each component are discussed and field reactions are reviewed.…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Intervention
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Elliott, William N.; Walters, Glenn D. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Proposes a psychoeducational model of intervention for use with drug abusers. Claims that the model may be particularly helpful during the early stages of intervention in reducing resistance to change since it addresses the eight thinking styles believed to shield the drug "lifestyle" from forces that would otherwise lead to change. (RJM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Counseling Techniques, Drug Rehabilitation, Intervention
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Young, Michael; Rausch, Susan – Journal of Drug Education, 1991
Describes Be a Winner, an innovative drug education program in which uniformed law enforcement officers lead an eight-week instructional program at the fifth or sixth grade levels. Program evaluation indicated program decision-making skills improved as well as a positive change in some attitudes and beliefs concerning substance use. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Drug Education, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Fridinger, Fred; Dehart, Beverly – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Describes treatment program at Charter Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, which incorporates comprehensive medical examination, fitness and nutritional screenings, and appropriate exercise activities into alcohol and other substance abuse treatment. Notes that educational sessions are offered on health fitness, risk reduction, stress management,…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Drug Rehabilitation, Exercise, Health Promotion
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McClanahan, Kimberly K.; McLaughlin, Robert J.; Loos, Victor E.; Holcomb, J. David; Gibbins, Ann D.; Smith, Quentin W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Describes a training project for high school counselors which expanded their roles in the prevention, early detection, and appropriate referral of students at high risk for substance abuse. Counselors not only learned to work as facilitators of support groups for these students, they also reported greater self-efficacy, comfort, confidence, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Counselor Training
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Amodeo, Maryann; Robb, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Describes how non-Southeast Asian instructors, over a two-year period, designed and taught courses for Cambodian and Vietnamese human-service workers. Discusses the difficulty of modifying standard questionnaires for these participants and the limited benefits of formal evaluation processes. Several insights, however, were gleaned through…
Descriptors: Adults, Asian Americans, Attitudes, Cultural Differences
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Malcolm, Barris P. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2004
Associations between self-esteem and abuse of alcohol and psychoactive substances have been documented in empirical studies involving high school and college students. No research exists that addresses whether this association generalizes to adult homeless substance users. The current study uses secondary data analysis methodology to evaluate an…
Descriptors: Research Design, Data Analysis, Substance Abuse, Self Esteem
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Yaccarino, M. Elaine – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1995
Explores the role of the college student peer counselor as a complement to the student affairs support services in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. The author discusses a viable student peer counseling model which integrates readily available assistance from college student affairs services and the skills of a trained student peer…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Health Education, Higher Education
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Meers, Betty W.; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1995
Describes a unique model developed in Florida for providing teacher training in alcohol and drug use prevention for application in the classroom that has potential for duplication at a national level. (LKS)
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion
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Garrahan, David P. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1995
Describes development and implementation of a school-based substance abuse preventive intervention "systems approach" strategy. Interventions are selected and linked to existing school program/personnel components for reinforcement based on local needs assessment survey data. Modifications are ongoing corresponding to the results of a substance…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion, Intervention, Parent Participation
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Teichman, Meir; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1988
Longitudinal study of Israeli adolescents' (N=1,900) substance use found that use increased as a function of positive attitudes toward substances, use, and users; positive attitudes ascribed to peers and parents; peers' and parents' use of alcohol and drugs; personality variables; and availability of drugs at home and in the community. Describes…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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James, William H.; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1995
Reports on the results of a training curriculum presented to 150 school personnel from 9 states. On the basis of participants' ratings, five areas were identified as key training areas for future school-community-university substance abuse prevention initiatives. Federal and state funds may assist higher education institutes in developing…
Descriptors: Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Drug Education, Elementary Education
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Donovan, Bruce E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1989
Describes Brown Program in Chemical Dependency, program which has addressed in common the problems with substance abuse that afflict the university's students, faculty, and staff. Notes unique needs of each group while working to develop network of mutual support among all three groups. (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, College Students, Higher Education