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Bremkamp, Steven – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1982
Presents the complex factors, i.e., social determinants, drug types, personality characteristics, reasons for drug use and misuse, which characterize the drug experience. Defines awareness of these characteristics as a developmental approach to treatment and prevention of addiction. (RC)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Biological Influences, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction
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Engs, Ruth C.; Mulhall, Peter F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1981
Drinking and smoking habits of a group of college students did not change after a 15-week period of exercises. Results indicate a conscious commitment to changing life-styles may be an important factor and should be considered before physical activites are added to drug and alcohol abuse programs. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Change Strategies, Drinking, Exercise
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Mail, Patricia D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1980
The greatest difference between American Indians' drinking and Caucasians' drinking seems to be style of drinking and behavior patterns. Indian culture and the history of Indian treatment by Caucasians have contributed to stress that can lead to drinking. An interdisciplinary alcohol education program is needed. (JAC)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, American Indian Culture, American Indians
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Mosley, Bertha; And Others – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1988
Notes that in America, knowledge base concerning alcoholism is concentrated on drinking patterns of Whites, and that Black Americans often differ in their drinking behavior, resulting in a need to clarify issues regarding alcoholism and Blacks. Provides theoretical information useful in better discerning drinking behavior of Blacks. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Patterns, Blacks, Drinking
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Worden, Mark; Rosellini, Gayle – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1980
The problem drinking continuum was devised to illustrate different kinds of alcohol-related problems, without implying irreversibility, progression, or the presence of a unitary disease. It is one way of conceptualizing alcohol dependencies that has been fruitful in outpatient counseling, residential care, alcohol education, and training programs.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns