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Byrnes, Hilary F.; Miller, Brenda A.; Chamratrithirong, Aphichat; Rhucharoenpornpanich, Orratai; Cupp, Pamela K.; Atwood, Katharine A.; Fongkaew, Warunee; Rosati, Michael J.; Chookhare, Warunee – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
Due to concerns over Thai adolescent risky behaviors, effective prevention strategies are needed. Determining the role neighborhood context plays in program engagement and outcomes may inform these strategies. This study includes 170 mother-adolescent pairs (M = 13.44, SD = 0.52) in Bangkok, Thailand in a prevention program for adolescent…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Prevention, Social Control, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Kelly F.; LeCroy, Craig W. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
This study examined predictors of substance use and negative activity involvement among a diverse sample of European American, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial early adolescents (n = 749) living in a large urban city in the Southwest United States. This study investigated a broad set of predictor variables that tap…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Substance Abuse
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Allahverdipour, Hamid; Bazargan, Mohsen; Farhadinasab, Abdollah; Hidarnia, Alireza; Bashirian, Saeed – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
The prevalence of substance abuse among adolescents from low- and middle-income countries is increasing drastically and requires immediate intervention. The objective of this longitudinal quasi-experimental panel study was to design and implement a skill-based intervention to prevent and reduce substance use among urban adolescents who attended 2…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Intervention, Self Control, Self Efficacy
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Turner-Musa, Jocelyn O.; Rhodes, Warren A.; Harper, P. Thandi Hicks; Quinton, Sylvia L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
Substance use and HIV risk behaviors are increasing among African-American youth. Interventions that incorporate youth values and beliefs are needed to reduce this trajectory. Hip-hop plays an important role in the lives of many African-American youth and provides a context within which to prevent risky behaviors. The current study examines the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Youth, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Vervaeke, Hylke K.E.; Benschop, Annemieke; Van Den Brink, Wim; Korf, Dirk J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
Our aim is to identify predictors of first-time ecstasy use in a prospective study among young people at risk. As part of the multidisciplinary Netherlands XTC Toxicity Study (NeXT), we monitored 188 subjects aged up to 18 years who were ecstasy-naive at baseline but seemed likely to start taking ecstasy in the near future. After an 11- to…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Young Adults, Peer Groups, Foreign Countries
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Corrigan, Matthew J.; Forte, James; Bulgaris, Sarah – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
The purpose of this replication study is to test the validity of the Adolescent Domain Screening Inventory (ADSI) on an older adolescent population. This cross sectional study used a convenience sample to preliminarily test the validity of the ADSI. Concurrent validity correlations ranged from a high of 0.924 to a low of 0.760. The known…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Construct Validity, Correlation, Case Studies
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Croff, Julie M.; Clapp, John D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a model program in the medical context, but it may be missing a large portion of the population with low access to healthcare services. Young adults have the lowest rates of insurance, low healthcare service utilization, and high rates of substance use. Theory driven Screening and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Intervention, At Risk Persons, Screening Tests
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Cervantes, Richard C.; Ruan, Karen; Duenas, Norma – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
Culturally sensitive juvenile delinquency and substance abuse interventions are relatively limited and unavailable to many first-time Hispanic juvenile offenders. The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a culturally focused juvenile and substance abuse intervention program for first time Hispanic youth offenders. The intent of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Substance Abuse, Recidivism, Delinquency
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Caldeira, Kimberly M.; Arria, Amelia M.; Zarate, Elizabeth M.; Vincent, Kathryn B.; Wish, Eric D.; O'Grady, Kevin E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
Females who had vaginal sex were interviewed annually in their first two years of college (n=386, ages 17 to 20 at study outset) and asked about risky sex behaviors and substance use. In year one, 60.2%[subscript wt] had intoxicated sex, 31.4%[subscript wt] had multiple sex partners, and 48.9%[subscript wt] had unprotected sex (i.e., without a…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Drug Use, Drinking, At Risk Persons
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Peleg-Oren, Neta; Rahav, Giora; Teichman, Meir – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2008
This study examined the association between parental substance use and the increased risk among school-age children to developing psychosocial problems. Data were collected from 148 children aged 8-11 from urban areas in Israel. The following variables were assessed by four self-report questionnaires administered to the children: …
Descriptors: Children, At Risk Persons, Fathers, Substance Abuse
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Vakalahi, Halaevalu F. – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Family influence has been established as one of the strongest sources of risk and protection when considering adolescent substance abuse. Theories used to view the family influence include family systems theory; social cognitive theory; social control theory; and strain theory. Specific family-based risk and protective factors include family…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Behavior Theories, Ethnicity
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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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Moon, Dreama G.; Jackson, Kristina M.; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Study tests two models to compare the effects of risk and resiliency across gender and ethnicity. Results support the model in which risk and resiliency are discrete sets of factors and demonstrate that overall resiliency factors play a larger role than risk factors in substance use and drug resistance processes. Gender proved to be an important…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Drug Education, Family Influence
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Hahn, Ellen J.; Hall, Lynne A.; Simpson, Mary Rado – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Examines the effects of a school and home-based drug-abuse prevention program on risk factors for subsequent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use among children. The parent-child intervention had no effect on parent or child risk factors, but the program was favorably received by parents and children. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Depression (Psychology), Drug Abuse, Family (Sociological Unit)
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McLaughlin, Robert J.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Examined whether teachers' abilities to identify accurately students at risk for substance abuse can be improved through attendance at specialized training program. Eighth-grade teacher participants (n=36) were compared to 27 teacher controls. After training, intervention teachers provided more accurate ratings among usage categories than did…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 8, Identification
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