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    Addiction and Substance Abuse Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Recovery from addiction and abuse begins with a recognition of the need to change, and it requires a wholistic approach that includes physical, mental, and spiritual health. Recovery needs to function within the framework of one’s culture. It also...

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    Appropriate Levels for Drug Education Topics - Suiting Instruction to the Age of the Studen Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This JAE article considers age-appropriate drug education methods. Principles include beginning the education early, tying to maturity levels, and considering the many factors of the decision. Drug education topics appropriate to age groups are suggested.

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    Assisting Students with Drug Abuse Problems - WWC's Student Assistance Program Grade 9-Tertiary
    Wendy Hernandez addresses the use of alcohol and drugs on Adventist academy and college campuses. Hernandez shares Walla Walla College's (now Walla Walla University) program for assisting students with dependency problems as a model for schools. Stages in...

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    Australia's Medical Marijuana Subterfuge Grade 11-Lifelong
    Medical cannabis has been legally prescribed by Australian physicians for nearly 20 years, yet in a push to legalize marijuana, the media has created the opposite illusion. “This discussion informs educators and potentially their students, particularly...

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    Balancing Justice and Mercy - Redemptive Ways of Dealing With Adolescent Substance Use Grade 9-Tertiary
    What are the policies in place for substance abuse at the high school and college levels? What is different about about Seventh-day Adventist institutions? And more importantly, what are the pros and cons of these policies?

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    Binge Drinking - A New College Epidemic Grade 12
    Alcohol and drug use is a common health problem on college and university campuses. Alan Handysides shares the statistics among college aged young adults, and what it means for the thousands of students attending Christian colleges and Adventist schools. Handysides...

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    Caffeine - A Drug of Educational Concern Grade 5-Lifelong
    This article considers why Adventist youth are relaxing their attitude toward caffeine. A survey conducted by the Institute of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency at the 1984 Pan-American Youth Congress indicated that caffeine is not perceived as a dangerous drug....

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    Creating Effective Substance Use Policies for Seventh-day Adventist Campuses Grade 10-Tertiary
    Do Seventh-day Adventist campuses have substance policies that work? This article addresses the role that institutional policies play in preventing the use of harmful substances and how students respond to these policies.

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    Drug Education Resources Grade 5-Lifelong
    This JAE article contains information on where to call and write for drug education resources. Narcotics Education, Inc., the General Conference Health and Temperance Department resource center, has "The Health Connection" catalog containing teaching...

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    Drugs: Good and Bad Grade 5-Lifelong
    In this article from the JAE special preventing drug abuse issue, Dr. Winton H. Beaven, a specialist in drug and alcohol education, is interviewed about drugs, drug abuse, and alcholism. He was the president of various state, national, and international alcoholism...

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    Family Worship Patterns and Their Correlations with Adolescent Behavior and Beliefs Grade 6-Grade 12
    We examine behaviors involved in family worship, how these behaviors cluster together into specific patterns of family worship, and how these patterns of family worship relate to the behaviors and beliefs of adolescents attending Seventh-day Adventist schools....

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    How Could I Have Missed It? Grade 5-Lifelong
    This article looks at the dangers of Steroid use. Learn about the signs of steroid use and learn about parental responsibility.

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    How to Fight Drug Abuse Through Legislation Grade 5-Lifelong
    This JAE article examines alcohol-related legislation and tobacco laws. Statistics on alcohol-related accidents and changes in alcohol-related laws are presented. Tobacco use, laws, and advertising are discussed. Home and school organizations, student groups,...

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    How to Spot the Signs of Substance Abuse in Young People Grade 5-Lifelong
    This JAE article examines how teachers can know if what they observe are signs of a substance abuse problem. Teachers should be observers, consider risk factors, and show concern. Signs and behaviors present with substance abuse are listed.

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    JAE Editorial: Drug Abuse Grade 5-Lifelong
    This special edition of JAE handling drug abuse suggests that in spite of expectations that the school's location, the health message and religion should provide immunity from substance abuse, youth in Adventist schools are affected. The traditional approach...

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    JAE Editorial: Substance Abuse - A Major Global Health Issue Tertiary
    An introduction to the special edition featuring recent research on substance abuse issues and their impact to Christian education globally. The following articles are included in this issue: Creating...

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    Keys to Drug Abuse Prevention Grade 1-Lifelong
    This article lays out basic ways you can help prevent drug abuse.

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    Love Turned Sour Grade 8-Lifelong
    The authors present an update on the use and hazards of the drug Ecstasy, also known as MDMA. The authors cite studies from the University of Michigan which show more than half of American high school seniors have used an illicit drug and about 80 percent...

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    Making Students Bulletproof - Resilience, the Paradigm of Hope Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there anything teachers and administrators can do to limit at-risk behaviors in teens and young adults? This article examines recent research that shows how schools can make a difference by creating an environment that strengthens students' resiliency,...

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    Myths and Make Believe Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article explores the myths and examines the current state of substance abuse in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in the United States. The authors also examine the role of factors such as belief system, peer influence, and religious participation,...

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    NAD Health Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD curriculum guide for teaching health principles and practice to grades 9-12 includes rationale, philosophy, goals, and descriptions of major subtopics. NOTE: Rather than rely on older curriculum guides, NAD teachers should consult the NAD...

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    Parenting Teens - How Could I Have Missed It? Grade 6-Grade 12
    Parents should be able to recognize the signs of steroid use and what to do about it if recognized in their children. Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family...

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    Parents and Teachers - Working Together to Prevent Adolescent Drug Use Grade 5-Grade 12
    This JAE article examines how parent groups can work cooperatively with school and community leaders to prevent adolescent drug and alcohol use. The National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth is the national network organization for these groups.

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    Scary Things Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article addresses the fear that parents can have about the safety and well being of their children. There are so many things that can harm our children: bullies, drugs, diving accidents, date rape, and the list goes on. There are three suggestions for...

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    Substance Use on Adventist College Campuses - A Summary from Two Surveys Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article presents the results of surveys conducted in 1991-1992 on the incidence of substance use and abuse on Adventist college campuses. General conclusions are that Adventist campuses are safer than public college campuses in terms of exposure to addictive...

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    Talking to Your Students About HIV/AIDS Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The AIDS causing virus HIV infects approximately 60 million people worldwide, and this number grows by 16,000 everyday. Discussed are guidelines for effective school health education to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Schools have a responsibility to teach...

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    Temperance Grade 7-Lifelong
    Although society has changed markedly since Ellen White lived and wrote, the principles she stressed regarding temperance remain remarkably relevant to contemporary life. Alcohol and other forms of intemperance destroy health, moral fiber, and spiritual discernment...

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    The Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs Grade 9-Tertiary
    Mis-use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs by youth is a problem today. This article reviews key findings and provides key information for Adventist educators.

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    The Basics of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What are the real basics of Adventist education? With the many reform reports of the 1980s influencing educational practice in America, Fullerton calls on parents and educators to re-exam, define, and clarify the core essentials for curriculum in Adventist...

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    The Bible, Substance Abuse, and the Patriarchs Grade 7-Grade 12
    "This unit will give students biblical texts and thought provoking academic information that will teach them more about how to stay away from substance abuse. This unit will also show how some of our patriarchs went through problems with substance abuse...

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    The development and implementation of the positive kids model: A whole-brain teaching approach for children ages 3 to 12 focussing on health behaviors and the spiritual component of commitment as a holistic approach to substance-abuse prevention Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Though there are many programs aimed at teaching children the importance of not using drugs, most of these programs have been developed without considering at least two factors. First, the typical “Just say no to drugs” programs...

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    VG2 Update 10: How At-Risk are our Kids? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter reports on the attitudes of students in grades 6-12 toward at-risk behaviors such as tobacco and marijuana use, and alcohol consumption. The instrument in this Valuegenesis 2 report addressed students' understanding of church...

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    VG2 Update 17: At-Risk Behavior and Our Youth Grade 9-Grade 12
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter reports on the incidence of at-risk behavior in Adventist youth, the percentage of Adventist youth involved in at-risk behaviors, and the influence of supportive and effective environments.

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    Yielding to Temptation - How Should We Deal With Students Who Try Alcohol or Drugs? Grade 7-Tertiary
    This article considers the impact of alcohol and marijuana use among high school and college students, adults and youth in the church, as well as how to identify the signs of abuse vs. experimentation.