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Hall, Bruce W.; Bacon, Tina P.; Ferron, John M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Sixth graders participating in the "Too Good for Drugs" (TGFD) prevention program in comparison to 6th graders not participating show different results by student risk level. Sixth graders from 20 middle schools were randomly assigned to receive the intervention and those from 20 paired middle schools assigned to serve as controls (N =…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Adolescents, Program Effectiveness
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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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Wagoner, Kimberly G.; Francisco, Vincent T.; Sparks, Michael; Wyrick, David; Nichols, Tracy; Wolfson, Mark – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Underage drinking continues to be a public health concern, partially due to the ease in which adolescents obtain alcohol and consume it in private locations. States and municipalities have implemented strategies to counter-act this, including adopting public policies called social host policies, despite limited evidence of effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Municipalities, Public Health, Drinking
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Lamarine, Roland J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Marijuana has been used medically since antiquity. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in medical applications of various cannabis preparations. These drugs have been cited in the medical literature as potential secondary treatment agents for severe pain, muscle spasticity, anorexia, nausea, sleep disturbances, and numerous…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Marijuana, Sleep, Risk
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Shamblen, Stephen R.; Miller, Ted – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Conventional wisdom suggests that inhalant use is primarily isolated to youthful experimentation; however, a growing body of evidence suggests that inhalant use (a) occurs after use of common substances of experimentation (e.g., alcohol, marijuana), (b) can persist into later life, and (c) is associated with severe consequences. The current study…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Inhalants, Marijuana, Experiments
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King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Hoffman, Ashlee R. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
A total of 54,361 students in seventh through twelfth grades completed a survey examining the impact of perceived harm of marijuana use, ease of access in obtaining marijuana, and perceived parent/peer disapproval of marijuana use on youth involvement in annual and recent marijuana use. Results indicated that 1 in 6 (16%) students used marijuana…
Descriptors: Parents, Marijuana, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Bucher, Jacob – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The military provides a unique social environment given the organization and culture of the institution. Understanding substance use by those inside this institution provides insight into both the population as well as substance use in general. Using data collected from in-depth interviews, this article explores the nature and extent of substance…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Military Personnel, Socialization, Learning Theories
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Zhang, Lening; Wieczorek, William F.; Welte, John W. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Background: Studies have consistently found that parental and peer drinking behaviors significantly influence adolescent drinking behavior and that adolescent drinking has a significant effect on their drinking-and-driving behavior. Building upon these studies, the present article assesses whether parental and peer drinking behaviors have direct…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Least Squares Statistics, Peer Influence
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Linden, Ashley N.; Lau-Barraco, Cathy; Braitman, Abby L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The aim of the study was to examine the separate and combined influence of perceived norms, negative reinforcement drinking motives, and social anxiety on alcohol outcomes. Participants (N = 250) completed measures of injunctive norms, social anxiety, drinking motives, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems. Data collection occurred in 2010.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Anxiety, Young Adults, Social Behavior
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Lane, David J.; Lindemann, Dana F.; Schmidt, James A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has called for the use of evidence-based approaches to address high-risk drinking prevalent on many college campuses. In line with this recommendation, the present study evaluated the efficacy of two evidence-based approaches to reducing alcohol use. One hundred and three college students in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Alcohol Abuse, Campuses, Drinking
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Sussman, Steve; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Spruijt-Metz, Donna; Barnett, Elizabeth; Lisha, Nadra; Sun, Ping – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The leading substance of misuse among teens after tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana is the use of pain killers. Very few longitudinal studies on prediction of pain killer use have been conducted among teens. This study examined the 1-year prediction of self-reported last 30-day pain killer use controlling for baseline 30-day painkiller use among…
Descriptors: Prediction, Social Environment, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies
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Brown, Joel H.; Clarey, Amy M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Despite considerable research concerning drug education and zero tolerance policies, few have examined their combined youth impact. Comprehensive and nationally recognized mixed method evidence is drawn from 77 school districts and 118 schools in the Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) evaluation. For the first time it is found that the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth, Drug Education, Social Psychology
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Satterlund, Travis D.; Lee, Juliet P.; Moore, Roland S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
California's Smoke-Free Workplace Act--CA Labor Code Sec. 6404.5(a)--was extended to bars in 1998. This article analyzes changes in normative beliefs and behaviors related to bar smoking in the decade following the adoption of the Act. In a series of studies evaluating the smoke-free workplace law in bars, researchers conducted extensive…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Environment, Behavior Standards, Law Enforcement
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Brewer, Hannah J.; Kulik, Keri S.; Klingaman, Linda; Deutschlander, Sharon; Black, Christine – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Background: Tobacco use leads to more deaths each year than any other single factor. This research examined teenagers' perceptions of anti-tobacco messages to determine which campaigns and educational approaches were most effective in preventing tobacco use among youth. Methods: Students from five rural high schools in western Pennsylvania were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Prevention
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Page, Randy M.; West, Joshua H. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine cigarette brand preference trends and differences in Marlboro smokers in smoking-related attitudes and behaviors from smokers of other brands. This study analyzed data from 25,027 adolescents represented in the 2000, 2003, and 2007 Philippine Global Youth Tobacco Surveys. Results indicated that from 2000…
Descriptors: Smoking, Foreign Countries, Marketing, Gender Differences
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