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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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Sloas, Lincoln B.; Caudy, Michael S.; Taxman, Faye S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2017
With nearly 8.2% of Americans experiencing substance use disorders (SUDs), a need exists for effective SUD treatment and for strategies to assist treatment participants to complete treatment programs (Chandler, Fletcher, & Volkow, 2009). The purpose of the current research is to contribute to an emerging knowledge base about treatment…
Descriptors: Drug Rehabilitation, Therapy, Substance Abuse, Readiness
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Droege, Jocelyn R.; Stevens, Edward B.; Jason, Leonard A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2015
Substance abuse is associated with a host of harmful consequences to the substance user as well as other individuals and society as a whole. Although harm is an integral component of substance abuse, there is a dearth of research that investigates the relationship between harm and substance use problems. The goal of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Correlation, Therapy, Consciousness Raising
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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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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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Gregoire, Thomas K.; Snively, Carol – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Explores outcomes for 59 women who attended long term substance abuse treatment in a women's facility that emphasized employment and economic self sufficiency. Results revealed that reductions in substance abuse were associated with an increase in economic self sufficiency. Additionally, women living in drug free social environments had high rates…
Descriptors: Drug Rehabilitation, Economic Status, Females, Job Training
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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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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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Raniseski, Jean M.; Sigelman, Carol K. – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Surveyed 40 adolescent inpatients concerning peer influences, substance abuse, and treatment. Found that misconduct, including substance abuse, was predicted best by perceived peer pressure toward misconduct, low opinions of value of treatment by disposition to conform to antisocial peers, and sense of stigma associated with being treated by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conformity, Drug Rehabilitation, Peer Acceptance
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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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Beechem, Michael H.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
This group study features a loss-grief inventory in the treatment of 98 substance abusers in an outpatient treatment facility. The inventory designed in this study serves both assessment (helps counselor and client identify unresolved loss-grief issues which may contribute to addiction) and treatment (assists the client through the grieving…
Descriptors: Bereavement, Clinics, Counseling Techniques, Drug Addiction
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Duncan, David F.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
Harm reduction, a new model in the field of drug education, recognizes that people have always and always will use drugs. The new strategy attempts to minimize the potential hazards associated with drug use rather than the use itself. The rationale is presented as well as an example of needs assessment. (Author/JPS)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation, Higher Education
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Marshall, Michael J.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
Surveyed 141 substance abusers who had 11 or more months of continuous abstinence and who first sought treatment in adolescence. Getting high for the first time at a younger age and polydrug use were significantly correlated with more relapses and less overall sobriety. There were five times more adoptees represented in the sample than would be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Age Differences, Drug Abuse
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Collingwood, Thomas R.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1991
Adolescents (n=74) in schools, community, or hospital drug intervention programs received eight- to nine-week structured fitness activity class as part of programs. Subjects who improved in fitness tests also demonstrated significant increase in self-concept risk factor and significant decrease in anxiety and depression risk factors compared to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Drug Rehabilitation, Drug Use
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Aguilar, Teresita E.; Munson, Wayne W. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1992
Illustrates associations between substance abuse and leisure experiences. Presents rationale for leisure interventions for adolescents designed to remediate this social and behavioral problem. Suggests leisure education and counseling for inclusion in prevention or intervention strategies for substance abuse. Provides recommendations for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Counseling, Drug Abuse
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