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Bishop, Dana C.; Dusenbury, Linda; Pankratz, Melinda M.; Hansen, William B. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
This article presents results from a study that evaluated an online message system designed to improve the delivery of prevention programs. We conducted a quasi-experimental study with 32 agencies and schools that implemented substance use prevention programs and examined differences between the comparison and intervention groups. We also examined…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Prevention, Quasiexperimental Design, Substance Abuse
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Hernández-Serrano, Olga; Griffin, Kenneth W.; García-Fernández, José Manuel; Espada, Mireia; Orgilés José P. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The objective of the present study was to examine the contribution of three intervention components (public commitment, resistance to advertising, and leisure promotion) on alcohol and protective variables in a school-based substance use prevention program. Participants included 480 Spanish students aged from 14 to 16 who received the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Community Involvement, Resistance (Psychology), Leisure Time
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Feldman, Marc; Boyer, Bret; Kumar, V. K.; Prout, Maurice – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study examined the relationship between drug preference, drug use, drug availability, and personality among individuals (n = 100) in treatment for substance abuse in an effort to replicate the results of an earlier study (Feldman, Kumar, Angelini, Pekala, & Porter, 2007) designed to test prediction derived from Eysenck's (1957, 1967)…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Personality, Drug Rehabilitation
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Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira; Wagstaff, David A.; Kam, Jennifer A.; Marsiglia, Flavio; Dustman, Patricia; Reeves, Leslie; Harthun, Mary – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
This study assessed the immediate and short-term outcomes of adapting a culturally-grounded middle school program, "keepin' it REAL", for elementary school students. After curriculum adaptation, 10 schools were randomly assigned to the intervention in 5th grade with follow-up boosters in 6th grade; 13 schools were randomly assigned to the control…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Curriculum Development, School Activities, Intervention
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Peleg-Oren, Neta; Rahav, Giora; Teichman, Meir – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
The present study examines the role of family resources (parenting style and family cohesion) and paternal history of substance abuse on the psychosocial adjustment of their school-aged children. Data were collected from 148 children aged 8-11 (72 of fathers with history of substance use disorder, 76 children of fathers with no substance use…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Shamblen, Stephen R.; Ringwalt, Chris – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
Project SUCCESS (PS) is a substance use prevention program that targets indicated high school students. We used archival data to explore the program's effects on students' academic achievement and disciplinary problems. It is essential to demonstrate such effects, if prevention curricula are to survive in schools that face multiple competing…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Prevention, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Alter, Randi J.; Jun, Mi Kyung; J-McKyer, E. Lisako – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
To reduce problems associated with youth substance use, Indiana developed funding streams and infrastructure to facilitate coordination of statewide prevention efforts. These prevention efforts aimed at youth include programming in the non-school hours. To examine the relationship between these efforts and youth substance abuse, students…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Drinking, Programming
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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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Bellamy, Nikki D.; Springer, U. Fred; Sale, Elizabeth W.; Espiritu, Rachele C. – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
Despite mentoring's rapidly increasing popularity as an intervention for the prevention of teen alcohol and drug abuse and associated problems, there is little research consensus on its overall effectiveness or on the core principles and components that define effective mentoring. To advance knowledge concerning this important prevention…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Mentors, Substance Abuse
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James, Raven; Simons, Lori – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
An exploratory study was conducted to compare addiction studies and community counseling students' attitudes toward research. A survey of 66 addiction studies and 17 community counseling students in graduate programs was used to explore interest and self-efficacy in research and the research training environment. A pre/post test design was used to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Epidemiology
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Blowers, Jerimy – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
The literature exploring commonalities between four-year and community college student alcohol use is relatively scarce. A possible reason for this discrepancy is the heavy focus on alcohol issues at university colleges. Coll (1999) presented one of the first brief assessments comparing community and four-year colleges on alcohol use and related…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Community Colleges, Colleges, Drinking
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Kim, Sehwan; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Compared substance use and problem behavior of students who participated in "I'm Special" Program (ISP) in fourth grade and of non-participants during later school years. Found proportion of current substance users and incidence of related problem behavior were significantly lower among ISP graduates, especially in grades five through seven. ISP…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Drug Education, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades
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Bangert-Drowns, Robert L. – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Used meta-analysis to review 33 evaluations of school-based alcohol and drug education programs. Found typical substance abuse education had most positive effects on knowledge and attitudes, but was unsuccessful in changing drug-using behaviors of students. Attitudinal effects were significantly higher when peers were instructional leaders and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion
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Dawkins, Marvin P. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1996
Compared substance use perceptions and behavior using a sample of 3,009 African American youth. Overall, substance abuse is perceived as a serious problem at school. Early substance use and peer influence are major determinants of later substance use, although important differences exist in the prediction of alcohol and marijuana use. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Drug Use
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Kinnier, Richard T.; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1994
In this correlated study, researchers tested the hypothesis that adolescents who occasionally used drugs would exhibit psychologically healthier characteristics than adolescents who had been frequent users or complete abstainers. Results indicated a linear relationship between substance use and psychological health--increased drug use accompanied…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Children, Comparative Analysis
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