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Kruger, Daniel J.; Kruger, Jessica S.; Wagner-Greene, Victoria R.; Wotring, Amy N.; Castor, Thomas S.; Glassman, Tavis J.; Blavos, Alexis – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
This study identifies new areas for risk-reduction strategies and research with regular cannabis users. Participants at a cannabis advocacy event in the Midwestern USA completed a survey including items from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Most participants (70%) reported using cannabis to treat a medical condition, though a…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Access to Health Care, Marijuana, Drug Use
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Díaz-Meneses, Gonzalo; Beerli-Palacio, Asunción; Martín-Santana, Josefa Delia – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
This research focuses on the analysis of cannabis consumption amongst young people, explaining this phenomenon by way of analysing the differences between cannabis smokers and non-smokers in order to shed light on whether cannabis is linked to specific leisure activities, and, moreover, whether it is connected to the intensity and variety of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, Leisure Time, Comparative Analysis
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Banbury, Samantha; Lusher, Joanne; Guedelha, Francisco – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) and the Psychoactive Substances Act (2016) both reinforce the criminalisation of drug use in the UK. The Psychoactive Substances Act (2016) has been developed to control and monitor the use of legal highs, particularly in institutions. This study aimed to establish drug service providers' viewpoints on how effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Crime Prevention
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Polcin, Douglas L.; Korcha, Rachael – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
Social support and psychiatric severity are known to influence substance abuse. However, little is known about how their influences vary under different conditions. We aimed to study how different types of social support were associated with substance abuse outcomes among persons with low and moderate psychiatric severity who entered Sober Living…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Substance Abuse, Social Support Groups, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Corrigan, Matthew J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
This study sought to develop a short version of the ADSI, and investigate its psychometric properties. Methods: This is a secondary analysis. Analysis to determine the Cronbach's Alpha, correlations to determine concurrent criterion validity and known instrument validity and a logistic regression to determine predictive validity were conducted.…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Correlation, Screening Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Seitz, Christopher M.; Wyrick, David L.; Rulison, Kelly L.; Strack, Robert W.; Fearnow-Kenney, Melodie – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2014
This study assessed perceptions about teammate and coach approval of alcohol and other drug use (i.e., injunctive norms) among a sample of 3,155 college student-athletes in their first year of athletic eligibility. Student-athletes perceived that their teammates were more approving of alcohol and other drug use as compared to coaches. A…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Drug Use, College Athletics, Drinking
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Culleton, Leigheann Ryan; Van Hout, Marie Claire; Foley, Michelle – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Research shows that social norms interventions, which aim to educate individuals and groups on their actual attitudinal and behavioural norms relating to alcohol, cigarette and drug use,incur some success in reducing positive attitudes to substance use and rates of substance use. The research aimed to investigate the extent of misperceptions…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Use, Social Behavior, Intervention
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Gassman, Ruth; Nowicke, Carole E.; Jun, Mi Kung – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
Survey responses by nonexperimental drug users in grades 6-12 were examined to determine whether MA users and nonusers with shared individual characteristics experience differential rates of police trouble, and whether specific factors place some users at greater risk than others. Findings showed that police trouble is pronounced for MA users,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Drug Use, Grade 6
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Okamoto, Scott K.; Po'a-Kekuawela, Ka'ohinani; Chin, Coralee I. H.; Nebre, La Risa H.; Helm, Susana – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
This qualitative study examined the drug resistance strategies of Hawaiian youth residing in rural communities in Hawai'i. Forty seven youth participated in 14 focus groups which focused on the social and environmental context of drug use for these youth. The findings indicated that there were 47 references to resistance strategies used in drug…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Drug Use
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Braitman, Abby L.; Kelley, Michelle L.; Ladage, Jessica; Schroeder, Valarie; Gumienny, Leslie A.; Morrow, Jennifer A.; Klostermann, Keith – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
The present paper compared drinking and drug use in Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs), compared to non-ACOAs, among college students. Participants were 572 undergraduates. ACOAs were more likely to be current drug users than non-ACOAs. ACOAs reported initiating alcohol use earlier than non-ACOAs; however, ACOAs did not drink more often or more…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Alcoholism, Drinking, Undergraduate Students
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Caldeira, Kimberly M.; Arria, Amelia M.; Zarate, Elizabeth M.; Vincent, Kathryn B.; Wish, Eric D.; O'Grady, Kevin E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
Females who had vaginal sex were interviewed annually in their first two years of college (n=386, ages 17 to 20 at study outset) and asked about risky sex behaviors and substance use. In year one, 60.2%[subscript wt] had intoxicated sex, 31.4%[subscript wt] had multiple sex partners, and 48.9%[subscript wt] had unprotected sex (i.e., without a…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Drug Use, Drinking, At Risk Persons
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Barrington, Kyle D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2008
Illegal drug use and abuse by the nation's secondary school students is a continuing public health issue and this is especially true for students living in rural, low-income areas where access to intervention and treatment services is often limited. To address this issue, some school districts have implemented voluntary, randomized, student …
Descriptors: Drug Use Testing, Secondary School Students, Rural Areas, Low Income Groups
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Elliot, Diane L.; Goldberg, Linn; Moe, Esther L.; DeFrancesco, Carol A.; Durham, Melissa B.; McGinnis, Wendy; Lockwood, Chondra – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2008
Adolescence and emerging adulthood are critical windows for establishing life-long behaviors. We assessed long-term outcomes of a prospective randomized harm reduction/health promotion program for female high school athletes. The intervention's immediate beneficial effects on diet pill use and unhealthy eating behaviors have been reported;…
Descriptors: Athletes, High School Students, Females, Intervention
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Wang, Min Qi; Matthew, Resa F.; Chiu, Yu-Wen; Yan, Fang; Bellamy, Nikki D. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
Objectives: This study evaluated substance use and HIV risk profile using a latent model analysis based on ecological theory, inclusive of a risk and protective factor framework, in sexually active minority adults (N=1,056) who participated in a federally funded substance abuse and HIV prevention health initiative from 2002 to 2006. Methods: Data…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Risk, Profiles
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Yacoubian, George S., Jr. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
The United States and the Netherlands have antithetical marijuana control policies. The United States' laws criminalize the possession of even small amounts of marijuana, while the Netherlands have maintained, over the past several decades, two relatively liberal marijuana policies implemented during the 1970s and 1980s. According to the…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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