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Hansen, William B.; Bishop, Dana C.; Jackson-Newsom, Julia – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Classroom behavior management interventions have been used successfully with drug prevention programs to prevent subsequent antisocial behavior and substance use among youth. This article presents results from implementation of the All Stars Challenge, a classroom-based behavior management component to a drug prevention program for fifth graders.…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Antisocial Behavior, Prevention
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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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Sharma, Manoj; Branscum, Paul – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Drug abuse, or substance abuse, is a substantial public health problem in the United States, particularly among high school students. The purpose of this article was to review school-based programs implemented in high schools for substance abuse prevention and to suggest recommendations for future interventions. Included were English language…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Implementation, High School Students
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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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Scott, David M.; Friedli, David – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Surveys school principals in rural and urban Nebraska schools to compare policies and procedures on school attendance, and to contrast the use of disciplinary procedures for attendance, violence, and substance abuse. Principals generally reported similar disciplinary actions for most problems. For recurrent offenses and serious problems,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Discipline Policy, Principals, Student Behavior
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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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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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Dunn, Michael S. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive profile of the alcohol, cigarette, marijuana and cocaine use practices among adolescents and to examine the relationship between employment, political beliefs, religious beliefs and substance use behaviors among high school seniors participating in the Monitoring the Future Study during the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Employment, Adolescents, Substance Abuse
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Snow, David L.; Tebes, Jacob Kraemer; Ayers, Tim S. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Tests the impact of two social-cognitive interventions implemented in the 6th grade (Intervention 1) and 8th/9th grades (Intervention 2) on student's skill acquisition and on their 9th and 10th grade substance use. Results indicate positive program effects for Intervention 2 on skill acquisition and overall drug involvement. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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James, William H.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
Determines the level of drug and alcohol involvement of 369 middle and high school students and examines the effectiveness of early intervention. Results of the study underscore the frequency and seriousness of drug use, the need for more prevention efforts in elementary and middle schools, and additional treatment programs for high school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drug Abuse
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Shope, Jean T.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
A grade five through grade eight substance abuse prevention program was developed, implemented, and evaluated. Students received either two years of the program or none. At the end of grade seven, program students' rates of substance use slowed significantly and knowledge of alcohol pressures increased compared to non-program students. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bryson, Ray – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Research examined Refusal Challenges, a software program that targets important social skills with effective training methods, as a way to explore drug refusal skills of eighth grade students (N=188). Results showed that a properly designed computer software program can provide an economic, efficient, and effective means of improving student…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Grade 8, Interpersonal Competence, Middle School Students
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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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