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Richardson, George B.; Montgomery, LaTrice; Brubaker, Michael D. – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
Only 7.6% of adolescents in need of substance abuse treatment actually receive it. Many adolescents are hesitant to seek treatment due to public stigma (i.e., negative attitudes and beliefs of the general public toward individuals who abuse substances). However, decades of research indicate that interpersonal contact with stigmatized groups helps…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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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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Giles, Steven M.; Pankratz, Melinda M.; Ringwalt, Chris; Jackson-Newsom, Julia; Hansen, William B.; Bishop, Dana; Dusenbury, Linda; Gottfredson, Nisha – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
We examine whether teachers' communicator style relates to student engagement, teacher-student relationships, student perceptions of teacher immediacy, as well as observer ratings of delivery skills during the implementation of All Stars, a middle school-based substance use prevention program. Data from 48 teachers who taught All Stars up to 3…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Interpersonal Communication, Individual Characteristics, Substance Abuse
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Clark, Heddy Kovach; Ringwalt, Chris L.; Shamblen, Stephen R.; Hanley, Sean M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
Using a randomized controlled effectiveness trial, we examined the effects of Project SUCCESS on a range of secondary outcomes, including the program's mediating variables. Project SUCCESS, which is based both on the Theory of Reasoned Action and on Cognitive Behavior Theory, is a school-based substance use prevention program that targets…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Control Groups, Behavior Theories, High School Students
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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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Rodrigues, Carla Veiga; Figueiredo, Ana Betriz; Rocha, Sara; Ward, Sam; Tavares, Hugo Braga – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
Introduction: Adolescence is a period of physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional changes, where autonomy from parental control is demanded. Adolescents are often self-discovering, frequently adopting sexual and drug exploration behaviors. As a result, health status in both adolescence and adulthood can be influenced. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Risk, Questionnaires, Grade 8
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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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Martino-McAllister, Jeanne M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to explore the risk, protective factors, and resiliency characteristics of students selected to participate in the Police, Public Educators and Peers Utilizing the Leadership Skills of Students At Risk/As Resources (PULSAR) program. The study is significant as it employed qualitative methods and a resiliency-focused…
Descriptors: Prevention, Student Attitudes, Leadership, 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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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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Jowers, Keri L.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Gately, Sherry – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
Public schools are under increased pressure to implement evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs. A number of model programs have been identified, but little research has examined the effectiveness of these programs when "brought to scale" or implemented district-wide. The current paper summarizes the application of the Adelman and…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Student Attitudes, Drug Education, Prevention
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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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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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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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Cornelius, Marie D.; Lebow, Howard A.; Day, Nancy L. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Collected data on the drinking behavior of 415 pregnant adolescents over a five-year period to examine relationships between knowledge and attitudes about drinking and drinking behavior. Results indicate that knowledge about drinking was related to a decrease in drinking among drinkers during pregnancy. Other results are reported. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Drinking
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