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Nabors, Laura A.; Brubaker, Michael D.; Hoffman, Sarah; Shipley, Halley; Pangallo, Jordan; Strong, Amanda – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Adolescent substance use is a serious problem often invoking negative reactions. The current study extends the literature in this area. A total of 425 college students read one of five vignettes, each of which described an adolescent who used marijuana, hard liquor, or drank an occasional beer (control) and who had received or not received…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Marijuana
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Lewis, Todd F.; Mobley, A. Keith – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Many college students are using substances at levels consistent with Substance Abuse or Dependence, yet little explanation for this phenomenon exits. The aim of this study was to explore a risk factor profile that best separates those with low and high potential for having a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). A discriminant function analysis revealed…
Descriptors: College Students, Probability, Campuses, Substance Abuse
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Ward, Rose Marie; Oswald, Barbara B.; Galante, Marina – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2016
The misuse of prescription stimulants (MPS), risky drinking, and drunkorexia are current public health concerns. The present study assessed the prevalence of MPS and drunkorexia using an online survey. Specifically, we examined alcohol consumption, the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index, Compensatory Eating and Behaviors in Response to Alcohol…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Stimulants, Alcohol Abuse, Correlation
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Collette, Tessa; Pakzad, Sarah; Bergheul, Saïd – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
The current study focuses on exploring the relationships between various patterns of criminal acts committed, drug use, alcohol consumption, and adult personality traits in a sample with a low probability of life course persistent criminal behaviors. A retrospective questionnaire and the NEO-FFI (Five Factor Inventory) were administered to a…
Descriptors: Crime, Substance Abuse, College Students, Correlation
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Juarez, Patricia; Walters, Scott T.; Daugherty, Mikyta; Radi, Christopher – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a brief intervention that has been shown to reduce heavy drinking among college students. Because all college studies of MI to date have included a personalized feedback report, it remains unclear which of the components is necessary to produce behavior change. This study evaluated the separate and collective…
Descriptors: College Students, Behavior Modification, Feedback, Drinking
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Taylor, Jeanette – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
Substance use disorders among college students are not well understood, and the present study examined the relationship of two environmental factors to alcohol and drug use problems in 616 (316 women) college students. Participants completed measures assessing substance use problems, life events, and substance use among peers. Alcohol use problems…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Substance Abuse, College Students, Environmental Influences
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Shillington, Audrey M.; Clapp, John D. – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
This study examines the risk for alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems resulting from alcohol plus marijuana use compared to alcohol-only use. Data are from telephone interviews with 1113 randomly selected college students attending two large urban universities in the southwestern United States. Alcohol and marijuana users (dual users) were more…
Descriptors: Drinking, Marijuana, Alcohol Abuse, College Students
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Yacoubian, George S., Jr. – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
The drug-using behaviors of 14,520 college students were examined with data collected through the 1997 College Alcohol Study. Prevalence estimates of ecstasy use were generated and associations between ecstasy use, demographic characteristics, and alcohol and other drug use were explored. Implications for these findings are discussed. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Demography, Incidence
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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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Quiles, Zandra N.; Kinnunen, Taru; Bybee, Jane – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Explores the relationship between college students' self-reports of adolescent substance use and scores on indices tapping different aspects of guilt. Results suggest that a stronger internalization of societal standards, as reflected by higher scores on Standards and Situational Guilt, may prove a useful tool in the prevention of substance use.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Standards, College Students, Drinking
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Stewart, Chris – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between a student's spirituality and religious beliefs and the impact of those beliefs on the decision to use substances. Results indicate that spirituality may play a significant role in the decision of college students to use substances. (Author)
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, Decision Making, Emotional Response
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Tricker, Ray – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Student athletes (N=563) were surveyed to examine their attitudes toward the use of painkilling drugs. Twenty-nine percent reported that they felt there is nothing wrong with using painkilling drugs on the day of competition (when injured) to cope with pain. Recommendations for coaches, educators, team physicians, team trainers, and administrators…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, College Athletics, College Students, Drug Use
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Crozier, Mary K.; Gressard, Charles F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2005
There is an established body of research on the effectiveness of comprehensive substance abuse prevention strategies in higher education. There is relatively little research, however, on the characteristics and job functions of prevention professionals and their effectiveness. This study was designed to examine the characteristics of professionals…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Higher Education, Prevention, Substance Abuse
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Czuchry, Michael; Sia, Tiffiny L.; Dansereau, Donald F.; Dees, Sandra M. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Describes a game that illuminates the dangers of chronic drug use. Provides facts, quotes, and episodic consequences that can adversely affect each player's mental and physical health, social support, and financial/legal situation. Discusses the game's conceptual underpinnings, development, and empirical findings. Lists potential applications in…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Counseling Techniques, Drug Abuse
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Duitsman, Dalen M.; Cychosz, Charles M. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Assessed the impact that a drug education course had on college students (N=121) regarding motives, consequences, attitudes, and perceptions of alcohol use. Following the course, students reported a slight elevation in the motivation to drink alcohol to facilitate studying. Certain kinds of drinking decreased significantly following the course.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, College Students, Drinking, Drug Education
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