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Eitle, David; Eitle, Tamela McNulty – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
American Indians have among the highest prevalence rates for both substance use and obesity, yet there is a dearth of studies that have examined this relationship. We examined a subsample of American Indian adolescents (n=623), using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. We examined the association between body mass index…
Descriptors: Body Weight, American Indians, Adolescents, Correlation
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Hill, John C.; Hains, Bryan; Ricketts, Kristina – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
Drug abuse has been a persistent problem within the United States. Among the nation, Kentucky ranks third in drug overdose and drug mortality rates, with numbers quadrupling from 1999 to 2010. Recent statistics indicate drug offenders account or a significant portion of individuals within the criminal justice system, directly affecting the…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Addictive Behavior, Intervention, Social Development
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Simmons, Lori; Haas, Deborah; Massella, John; Young, Jared; Toth, Paul – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
Professional identity development is an emerging area for alcohol and drug counselors. Few studies have investigated professional identity in alcohol and drug counselors (Ogborne, Braun, & Schmidt, 2001; Massella, Simons, Young, Haas, & Toth 2013). The goal of the current study is to add to this area of research. A total of 1,333 certified…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Counselors, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse
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Ward, Rose Marie; Oswald, Barbara B.; Galante, Marina – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2016
The misuse of prescription stimulants (MPS), risky drinking, and drunkorexia are current public health concerns. The present study assessed the prevalence of MPS and drunkorexia using an online survey. Specifically, we examined alcohol consumption, the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index, Compensatory Eating and Behaviors in Response to Alcohol…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Stimulants, Alcohol Abuse, Correlation
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Trudeau, Kimberlee J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
A community readiness survey for coalitions to address the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse was developed in this four-part study. A total of 70 coalition members participated. 1) We conducted 30-minute phone interviews with coalition members (n = 30) and a literature review to develop an item list. 2) Coalition members rated these…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Community Surveys, Interviews, Literature Reviews
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Jakeman, Rick C.; McClure, Tracae M.; Silver, Blake R. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
Colleges and universities have taken a variety of approaches to combat alcohol and other drug misuse among students. This descriptive quantitative study aims to investigate the behaviors of students who host off-campus parties and how these behaviors shape party environments. Undergraduate students (N = 2,146) completed an online survey to capture…
Descriptors: College Students, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
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Collette, Tessa; Pakzad, Sarah; Bergheul, Saïd – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
The current study focuses on exploring the relationships between various patterns of criminal acts committed, drug use, alcohol consumption, and adult personality traits in a sample with a low probability of life course persistent criminal behaviors. A retrospective questionnaire and the NEO-FFI (Five Factor Inventory) were administered to a…
Descriptors: Crime, Substance Abuse, College Students, Correlation
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Champion, Denisha A.; Lewis, Todd F.; Myers, Jane E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
The U.S. Surgeon General described college alcohol abuse as the most significant public health concern on university campuses (DHHS, 2007). Social norms have been identified as a strong predictor of college drinking and yet programs based on norms have had limited effectiveness in changing drinking behavior. Other theoretical explanations, such as…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Social Influences
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Smith, Margaret; Finneran, John; Droppa, Marj – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2014
This study investigated the high risk drinking practices of unaffiliated college students who are not involved in formal athletics, fraternities, or sororities. Using a qualitative research design, the investigators interviewed students at a northeast public college in fall 2010 to learn about unaffiliated students' drinking experiences and their…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Wamsley, Maria A.; Julian, Katherine A.; O'Sullivan, Patricia; Satterfield, Jason M.; Satre, Derek D.; McCance-Katz, Elinore; Batki, Steven L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Objectives: Resident physicians report insufficient experience caring for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Resident training in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) has been recommended. We describe the development of a standardized patient (SP) assessment to measure SBIRT skills, resident perceptions of…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Physicians, Screening Tests, Intervention
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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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Glascoff, Mary A.; Shrader, Joe S.; Haddock, Rose K. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
This study reports on a study of college students at a state supported university regarding the use of designated drivers associated with illicit drug use, especially marijuana use. The purpose of the study was to examine whether college students report that they drive under the influence of illicit drugs, if they use the strategy of designating a…
Descriptors: College Students, Traffic Safety, Motor Vehicles, Marijuana
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Underhill, Brynne; Langdon, Su – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Use of prescription stimulants after college has not been well researched. In an online survey, current upperclassmen undergraduates (N = 96) and recent alumni (N = 337) reported licit and illicit use of prescription stimulants, perceptions of peer use, self-diagnosis of attention disorder, and plans for continued use. Post-graduate rate of use…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Drug Abuse, College Environment
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Twombly, Eric C.; Holtz, Kristen D.; Agnew, Christine B. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
Prescription drug misuse is a major health problem, particularly among teens. A key step in curbing misuse is the development of effective prescription drug prevention messages. This paper explores the elements of prescription drug misuse prevention messages that resonate with teens using data from focus groups with seventh and eighth grade…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Audiences
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Dunn, Michael S.; Kitts, Cathy; Lewis, Sandy; Goodrow, Bruce; Scherzer, Gary D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
Background: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana use, and sexual behaviors are consistently reported by high school students in the United States and can contribute to reduced quality of life. Empirical research finds that many assets may act as a protective factor for adolescent risk behaviors. As such, the purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Quality of Life, Adolescents
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