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What Predicts Perception of Disapproval Toward Drug Use? Associations Between Youth Lifetime Drug Use and Individual Demographic
Research consistently shows that personal disapproval toward drug use is protective against use. Furthermore, approval of the drug use of others appears to increase intentions for personal use. What is less understood, however, is how drug use in and of itself, might influence these perceptions of disapproval. A recent analysis by Joseph J. Palamar of the Department of Population Health at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, further explored this issue. The findings suggest that growing support for marijuana legalization is likely to have a detrimental effect on youth drug use behavior. Weakened marijuana laws will further reduce stigma and disapproval for using marijuana, resulting in increased marijuana use which appears to put youth at greater risk for using other, “harder” drugs.Coalition resource: Assessment, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evidence-based Strategies, Research, Research To PracticeDrug type: Marijuana
Alcohol-impaired driving crashes still account for one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. Facts such as these continue to drive efforts in communities around the country to reduce impaired driving. Through an agreement funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), CADCA supports local efforts to adopt and implement evidence-based strategies to reduce impaired driving. Under this project, CADCA focuses on bridging the research and practice divide by disseminating evidence-based impaired driving policies and practices to coalition practitioners.Issues: Drunk/Impaired drivingCoalition resource: Research To Practice, Research, Evidence-based Strategies, Evaluation, Environmental Strategies, Data Analysis, Assessment
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