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Demant, Jakob; Schierff, Laura Marie – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2019
Adolescents exhibit a high rate of use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Effect studies rarely describe the actual content of the interventions in detail. Less is known about what was actually done in the prevention than about their effects.Aim: This study is a review study grouping the qualitatively different content components of the various…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Adolescents
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Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Wyrick, David L.; Hansen, William B.; O'Sullivan, Rita G.; Hallfors, Denise; Steckler, Allan B.; Ridenour, Ty A. – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs use typically increases in prevalence and frequency during middle and late adolescence. School health instruction often focusses on providing facts and rarely provides tools for addressing the psychosocial risk factors needed to prevent substance use. The purpose of this paper is to report about…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Incidence, Prevention
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Smucker, Sierra; Pederson, Eric R.; LaBrie, Joseph W.; D'Amico, Elizabeth J.; Farris, Coreen; Klein, David J.; Griffin, Beth Ann – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Many universities have pre-departure programs that aim to prevent alcohol misuse and sexual assault among college students abroad, yet little is known about students' uptake of this preventative information. In this study, 2,245 study abroad students from 63 different institutions were asked about receiving pre-departure alcohol/drug and sexual…
Descriptors: Prevention, College Students, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
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Wagner, Dana E.; Fernandez, Priscilla; Jordan, Jeffrey W.; Saggese, Daniel J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: Peer crowds are macro-level, reputation-based subcultures with shared preferences, values, and behavior. The Country peer crowd has been the focus of tobacco industry research and marketing but has yet to be the primary focus of public health research. The current study explores the utility of "Down and Dirty," a "Social…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Adolescents, Social Influences, Smoking
Arria, Amelia; Wagley, Greta – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2019
As colleges and universities acknowledge the connection between behavioral health and student success, ACTA releases this powerful report calling for a new level of awareness and collaborative action by presidents and trustees to address student alcohol and drug use. The report provides examples of successful, evidence-based programs implemented…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Drug Use, Academic Achievement
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Evans, Melissa; Lester, Leanne; Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen Walker; Foxcroft, David; Waghorne, Robyn; Venning, Lynne – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The consequences of problematic alcohol consumption fall heavily on Australian adolescents, with this population at increased risk of death, serious injury and other harm. Research regarding whether gender, socioeconomic status (SES) or locality play a role in young people's alcohol consumption and related harm is limited in Australia.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Vidourek, Rebecca A.; King, Keith A.; Huang, Shu-Tzu – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Hookah tobacco use is an emerging public health problem. Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to examine recent hookah tobacco use among college students and potential correlates including other drugs and drug education. Methods: The paper version of the National College Health Assessment II was completed by 765 students…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, College Students, Smoking, Urban Schools
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Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen; Lester, Leanne; Ramsden, Robyn; Foxcroft, David; Venning, Lynne – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aims: The Drug Education in Victorian Schools (DEVS) programme taught about licit and illicit drugs over two years (2010-2011), with follow up in the third year (2012). It focussed on minimising harm and employed participatory, critical-thinking and skill-focussed pedagogy. This study evaluated the programme's residual effectiveness at follow up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Education, Alcohol Education, Prevention
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Blackman, Shane; Bradley, Rick; Fagg, Matt; Hickmott, Nick – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2018
Aim: This article examines the impact of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on drug service interventions using a case study of professional practitioners in South East England. We assess how professionals seek to develop an innovative approach towards providing 'sensible drug information.' Methodology: The research methods include observations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Drug Education, Intervention
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Donnelly, Joseph; Young, Michael – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: More than half of US states have legalized medical marijuana. Several states have also legalized it for recreational use. In spite of states' actions, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. It remains to be seen, however, if the Trump administration will enforce federal law in states that have legalized marijuana. For now, it…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Laws, Drug Therapy, Federal Legislation
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Rigg, Khary K.; Menendez, Kimberly M. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Schools are an important venue for implementing drug prevention programmes. School-based programmes have been shown to be an efficacious and cost-effective method of reducing substance use disorders among youth. There exists lack of consensus, however, regarding who makes the most effective programme providers. Drug prevention programmes are led…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Program Effectiveness
Debnam, Katrina J.; Saha, Shonali; Bradshaw, Catherine – Grantee Submission, 2018
Background: Synthetic and other drugs have become available to teens, yet little is known about risk factors of use. Objective: To examine adolescent use of one class of synthetic drugs and its association with perceptions about its prevalence, access, and risk of substance use. Methods: Adolescents from a convenience sample of 104 middle and high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Risk
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Farrugia, Adrian – Gender and Education, 2017
This study explores the role of gender in the constitution youth alcohol and other drug consumption in Australian drug education curriculum. Drawn from an analysis of contemporary classroom drug education documents, it is argued that current drug education reproduces unethical and harmful accounts of femininity and masculinity. These enactments of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Drug Education, Alcohol Education
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Meehan, Claire – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2017
People who use illicit drugs often experience stigma that manifests in systemic discrimination, marginalisation and social exclusion. Drug education, which is underpinned by the information model, and often includes fear-based tactics. Eleven focus groups were conducted with sixty-six young people (14-16 years old) in ten schools in Northern…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Social Bias, Drug Education, Interviews
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Hauw, Denis – Quest, 2017
Studies have shown that doping behavior emerges from contexts. Educational research would therefore be enriched by explorations of the situatedness of athletes' activity and its dynamics of development inside sporting life courses. The principles can be summarized as (a) the connection between antidoping and athletes' time-specific and meaningful…
Descriptors: Athletes, Drug Education, Drug Use, Substance Abuse
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