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Piper D. n.d.. Project Model Health [Final report]. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Health, 75 pp.

Annotation: Project Model Health (PMH) was an innovative adolescent health promotion project targeting students in grades 7-9. PMH had behavioral objectives in the areas of nutrition, marijuana use, drinking and driving, tobacco use, and sexuality. The strategies used during 32-37 hours of classroom instruction were taken from recent research on effective adolescent health promotion and substance abuse prevention programming. The strategies included: use of college-age role models as instructors; focus on analyzing media messages; practice of peer refusal skills; feedback of peer norm information; emphasis on short-term effects of behavior; use of public commitments; and health advocacy behavior. The evaluation of PMH included extensive, qualitative process evaluation examining the actual implementation of the program as well as a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation. Assuming future follow-up fails to show significant outcome differences between instructor-led and teacher-led PMH, it was recommended to use carefully selected teachers rather than college-age instructors. Based on these promising results, further implementation and evaluation of the PMH approach and curriculum was recommended. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB92-103316.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Health promotion, Impaired driving, Marijuana, Nutrition, Sexuality, Tobacco use

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. 2015. Marijuana talk kit: What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana. New York, NY: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 20 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to help parents talk to adolescents about marijuana. Contents include facts about marijuana and why it is risky for adolescents, ways to talk with adolescents about marijuana including what to say and what not to say, how to respond to adolescents' questions and arguments, and resources to help.

Contact: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 352 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (855) 378-4373 Secondary Telephone: (212) 922-1560 Fax: (212) 922-1570 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communication, Drug use behavior, Marijuana, Parents, Risk factors

Dworsky A, Napolitano L, Barisik E, Reddy S, Simon M. 2013. The Demoiselle-2-Femme (D2F) pregnancy prevention program evaluation: Findings from the first baseline survey. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a baseline survey completed by 241 girls, primarily African American, in grade 9 through 11 who are participating in a federally funded evaluation of the Demoiselle-2-Femme signature after-school program in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the evaluation is to estimate the effects of program participation on a number of key behavioral outcomes, including sexual activity, unprotected sex, and adolescent pregnancy. The report presents background; describes the program; and discusses study design and methods; student characteristics; relationships with adults; attitudes, feelings, and knowledge about sexual behavior; sexual behavior and prior pregnancy; dating violence; tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use; and educational expectations.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent females, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol consumption behavior, Blacks, Community programs, Dating, Educational attainment, Illinois, Interpersonal violence, Marijuana, Prevention, Relationships, Smoking, Substance abuse

O'Keefe K, Earleywine M. [2005]. Marijuana use by young people: The impact of state medical marijuana laws. Washington, DC: Marijuana Policy Project, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes all available data to determine the trends in adolescent marijuana use in states that have passed medical marijuana laws. The report, which includes an executive summary, also contains an overview, a methodology section, and information on national and state-by-state data. A conclusion and recommendations are included. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report includes one appendix: comparing marijuana trends in medical marijuana states with national trends.

Contact: Marijuana Policy Project, Capitol Hill, P.O. Box 77492, Washington, DC 20013, Telephone: (202) 462-5747 Fax: (202) 232-0442 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Marijuana, State surveys, Statistical data, Substance abuse

American Lung Association. 2004. Trends in tobacco use. New York, NY: American Lung Association, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report primarily comprises tables and figures that present information from national surveys and studies on morbidity and mortality due to tobacco use in the United States. The report focuses primarily on cigarettes, but statistical information on other tobacco products is also included, and environmental tobacco smoke is discussed. The report begins with text discussing the following topics: mortality, consumption, prevalence of cigarette use among adults, prevalence of other tobacco products among adults, marijuana, prevalence of cigarette use among adolescents, smoking during pregnancy, prevalence of smoking cessation among adults, prevalence of smoking cessation among adolescents, tobacco advertising and promotion, state laws on smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, and international cigarette smoking prevalence. Footnotes are included. The text is followed by tables and figures.

Contact: American Lung Association, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 785-3355 Secondary Telephone: (800) 548-8252 Fax: (202) 452-1805 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adults, Advertising, Marijuana, Morbidity, Mortality, Passive smoking, Smokeless tobacco, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy, State legislation, Statistical data, Tobacco use, Trends

Brindis C, Ozer E, Adams S, Park J, Lordi N, Zahnd, E, Holtby S. 2004. Health profile of California's adolescents: Findings from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information about the health of California's adolescents. The report includes information from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2001 and discusses CHIS findings in the following major topic areas: (1) adult supervision and parent monitoring, (2) risky and protective behaviors, and (3) health care access and utilization. For each topic area, the report highlights significant disparities based on income, gender, and race and ethnicity. Policy implications are included. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol use, California, Diet, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Families, Health care utilization, Health surveys, Marijuana, Parents, Physical activity, Prevention, Racial factors, Safety, Smoking

American Legacy Foundation. 2003. Report on teen cigarette smoking and marijuana use. New York, NY: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the results of the CASA National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse VIII: Teens and Parents, conducted by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. The report includes an introduction and key findings, a chapter devoted to cigarette smoking and marijuana, and a chapter devoted to cigarette smoking and drugs in schools. Two appendices include the survey methodology and the 2003 CASA survey of 12- to 17-year-olds. Statistics are presented in bar graphs throughout the report.

Contact: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 633 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 841-5200 Fax: (212) 956-8020 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Marijuana, Smoking, Substance abuse, Surveys

Grossman M, Markowitz S. 2002. I did what last night?!!!: Adolescent risky sexual behaviors and substance use. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 32 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 9244)

Annotation: This paper examines the causal impact of substance abuse on risky sexual behavior by adolescents. Data from the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey review unprotected sex and multiple partners and their correlation with alcohol and drug use by adolescents. Section topics include a review of related research, the study methodology, data, and estimations and results. References are provided as well as data tables on survey results including sexual behaviors and substance abuse, subjects reporting they had sex in the past three months, number of partners in the past three months, birth control and condom use among sexually active respondents, drinking and sexual behavior, and marijuana and sexual behavior.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Marijuana, Research, Risky taking, Sexual behavior, Statistical data, Substance abuse, Surveys

Johnston LD, O'Malley PM, Bachman JG, Schulenberg JE. 2000-. Monitoring the Future: National results on adolescent drug use—Overview of key findings, 20__. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, annual.

Annotation: This annual report analyzes the results of an annual, national survey on drug use among 8th, 10th and 12th graders. Trends of use, perceived risk, disapproval, and availability frame the discussion for each substance examined, and tables illustrate the discussion.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohols, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Drug education, Hallucinogens, Heroin, High risk adolescents, Illicit drugs, Inhalants, Marijuana, Narcotics, National surveys, Risk taking, Sedatives, Statistics, Steroids, Substance abuse, Youth

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse. 1996. National pregnancy and health survey: Drug use among women delivering live births: 1992. Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, ca. 300 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings of the National Pregnancy and Health Survey which was taken in 1992 to determine the prevalence of substance abuse among women who delivered live-born babies during a 12-month period. The report includes background information, describes the objectives and design of the survey, and presents and discusses the findings. Data on the following categories are included: overall estimates of substance use any time during the pregnancy, including prior to and during the pregnancy; sociodemographic patterns of use; and for specific substances: any illicit drug, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, and substances used in combination. The report focuses at length on the design, implementation, and reporting procedures used in carrying out the survey.

Keywords: Alcohol, Cocaine, Crack cocaine, Demographics, Illicit drugs, Marijuana, Perinatal health, Prenatal health, Prevalence, Statistics, Substance abuse, Substance abusing pregnant women, Surveys, Tobacco, Women

Evans D, Giarrantano S. 1990. Into adolescence: Avoiding drugs. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates/Network Publications, 160 pp. (Contemporary health series)

Annotation: This eleven-lesson curriculum focuses on providing fifth through eighth grade students with facts on drugs and then engages them in activities that encourage healthy, drug-free choices. The curriculum includes information on tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana with particular attention given to the health hazards and societal impacts of their use. The curriculum provides a description of the mental and physical effects of drugs commonly used in early adolescence, clarifies misinformation about drugs, encourages personal choices in favor of a drug-free life, addresses the lure of drugs as an adult thing to do, and promotes parental involvement through homework activities. The workbook is designed for classroom use, and includes information, worksheets, and quizzes.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Contact Phone: (408) 438-4080 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol, Drug education, Drugs, Marijuana, Substance abuse, Tobacco

Rogers PD, ed. 1987. Chemical dependency. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 270 pp. (Pediatric clinics of North America; v.34, no. 2)

Annotation: This book contains 18 articles on adolescents and drug and/or alcohol use. The articles were written for physicians who encounter adolescents in their practice. The information is intended to help physicians in their approach to the adolescent who may be abusing psychoactive substances and may, indeed, be chemically dependent.

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent health, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcoholic beverages, Cocaine, Drug dependence, Drug use, Hallucinogens, Marijuana, Narcotics, Screening, Smoking

Bell CS, Battjes R, eds. 1987. Prevention research: Deterring drug abuse among children and adolescents . Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 245 pp. (NIDA research monograph series; 63)

Annotation: This monograph is based upon papers and discussion from the Research Analysis and Utilization System (RAUS) review on prevention research held in April, 1984. The review meeting was sponsored the Office of Science and the Division of Clinical Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse. The report presents findings in cigarette smoking prevention and reviews the potential for transferring these strategies to preventing the abuse of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Alcohol, Child health, Children, Drugs, Marijuana, Prevention, Substance abuse, Tobacco

Ross Laboratories. 1983. Adolescent substance abuse: Report of Fourteenth Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Common Pediatric Problems. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 81 pp.

Annotation: This report on Adolescent Substance Abuse resulted from the Fourteenth Ross Roundtable. The program was designed to address the needs of pediatricians, family practitioners, and allied health care workers who deal with adolescents involved in substance use, particularly of alcohol and marijuana.

Contact: Ross Laboratories, Consumer Relations, 625 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215-1724, Telephone: (800) 227-5767 Secondary Telephone: (614) 624-7485 Contact Phone: (614) 227-3333 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol education, Attitudes, Behavior, Drug abuse, Drug addiction, Marijuana, Recreational drug use


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.