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Rees, C. Roger; Zarco, Emilia Patricia T.; Lewis, Dawn K. – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
In this article we examine the importance of sensation seeking and pragmatism in the steroids and sports supplements behavior and attitudes of high school and junior high school students on Long Island, New York. Steroid use is much less acceptable than sports supplement use, although the reasons for use are similar. Respondents use supplements…
Descriptors: High Schools, Junior High School Students, Athletics, Drug Use
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Peters, Ronald J., Jr.; Tortolero, Susan R.; Addy, Robert C.; Markham, Christine; Escobar-Chaves, S. Liliana; Fernandez-Esquer, Maru; Yacoubian, George S., Jr. – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Self-report drug use data were collected from 282 female alternative school students. Logistic regression analyses indicated that sexual abuse history was significantly associated with lifetime use. While the relationships tested in this study are exploratory, they provide evidence for an important connection between sexual abuse and substance use…
Descriptors: Correlation, Females, High School Students, High Schools
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Brener, Nancy D.; Wilson, Todd W. – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Analyzed data from the National Alternative High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey to determine the prevalence of substance use on school property. Males were more likely than females and white students more likely than black or Hispanic students to have used substances on school property. Results suggest improving strategies for reducing…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Drug Use, Health Behavior
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Rienzi, Beth M.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
To investigate gender differences in acceptance of substance abuse behavior among adolescents, 968 students were administered a questionnaire to assess their perceptions. Results show that both genders felt that boys would be more approving of teenage substance abuse. Most students were disapproving of a teenager driving after drinking. Other…
Descriptors: Drinking, High School Students, High Schools, Illegal Drug Use
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Thompson, Elaine A.; Horn, Michael; Herting, Jerald R.; Eggert, Leona L. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Examined the effects of refining a high school-based, indicated drug prevention program which integrates social support and life-skills training. Process evaluation of the program revealed the need for program enhancements to address underestimated levels of depression, anger, and suicidal behaviors and to ensure that core content was consistently…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Use, High Risk Students, High Schools
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Shope, Jean T.; Copeland, Laurel A.; Kamp, Mary E.; Lang, Sylvia W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Assesses the effects of a sixth- and seventh-grade substance-abuse-prevention program in the twelfth-grade year. Questionnaires administered to students who had completed the two-year intervention and students with no intervention (N=262) showed that the effects evident in seventh grade had not been maintained through twelfth grade. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Cocaine, Drinking, High School Seniors, High Schools
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Sussman, Steve; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Students at alternative high schools may be at substantial risk for drug abuse. Provides an overview of the drug-use-related context of continuation high schools in southern California. A total of 144 students and 96 staff were interviewed from 20 continuation high schools. Data indicated continuation school students had high levels of substance…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, High School Students
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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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Gabany, Steve G.; Plummer, Portia – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Studied 617 high school and college students prior to and after substance abuse instruction to determine relationship between perceptions and demographic characteristics, and to learn whether substance abuse instruction was related to changes in student's perception of relationships. Findings from Marihuana Perception Inventory showed five factors…
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Students, Decision Making, Drug Education
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Dent, Clyde W.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
Presents the evaluation of written paragraphs which described 21 drug abuse prevention "themes" contained in 35 separate activities. Results indicate significant differences in youth preferences among activities, with a marked preference for the alternative and novel activity presentations. Females, Latinos, older students, and…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Drug Abuse
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Evans, William P.; Skager, Rodney – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Examined substance use among academically successful high school students. Findings from 3,331 first-year students and 3,515 juniors revealed that over 70 percent of academically successful students reported some type of drug use. Negative association between drug use and academic achievement may be counterbalanced by mediating factors, such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Drug Use, Grade 11, Grade 9
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Kantor, Glenda Kaufman; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1992
Surveyed 528 high school teachers to evaluate adolescent substance-abuse prevention/intervention program. Found that Project Impact was successful in achieving goals; findings suggest greater self-efficacy in trained teachers compared to non-Impact trained teachers. Trained teachers were significantly more likely to have provided drug education to…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, Prevention, Secondary School Teachers
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Beck, Kenneth H.; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1991
Conducted four focus group interviews with parents of high school students. Results indicated low levels of awareness of extent of teenage drinking; low levels of parental control over teenage drinking; feelings of detachment from other parents; considerable receptivity to receiving training in substance abuse issues; and feelings of resistance to…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Drinking, Driving While Intoxicated, Focus Groups
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Kinnier, Richard T.; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1994
Examined relationships among depression, meaninglessness, suicide ideation, and substance abuse among 48 high school students and 113 adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Correlational analyses indicated that high school students who viewed themselves negatively, were depressed, or who had found little meaning in their lives were more likely to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), High School Students, High Schools
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Page, Randy M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1993
Investigated relationship between perceived physical attractiveness and frequency of substance use among 1,297 adolescents. Female adolescents who rated themselves as unattractive were more likely to use illicit psychoactive substances than those who rated themselves as average or attractive. Perceived attractiveness did not contribute to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Body Image, Drug Use, Grade 12
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