NEUROBIOLOGY OF DRUG ABUSE--SCIENCE EDUCATION
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Arizona Institute For
BIO-MEDICAL RESEARCH, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
AbstractDESCRIPTION (Investigator's Abstract): The application proposes to engage in teacher education workshops focussing on issues pertaining to drug abuse particularly the neurobiology thereof. Workshops will be provided for teachers from experts in the field. Our main goal in this science education project is to impart useful knowledge and information to teachers of grades 7 -12. In an era of declining education budgets, teachers are rarely given the opportunity for continuing their own education in this critical subject area. It follows that unless they choose to do so of their own accord, their understanding will lag behind scientific understanding. It is of utmost importance to equip our teachers with knowledge and support in subject areas relating to drug abuse. We propose to bring this knowledge to teachers, who, by virtue of their profession, are at the front line of drug abuse. We will do so by engaging teachers at no expense to themselves, in workshop to be conducted by recognized experts from the scientific community. $ = TOTAL AWARD AMTS & NOT LIMITED TO PORTION OF PROJECT RELATED TO SUBJECT OF SEARCH SUBPROJECT $ = TOTAL AWARD AMOUNT DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF SUBPROJECTS SOURCE: CRISP FORMAT F FY 97 LAST UPDATE 04-07-98 1QUERY 1536 ID SEARCH 06/01/98 PAGE 239 --PROJECT NUMBER......1 R43 DA11106-01 INVESTIGATOR NAME/ADDRESS FY 97 HOFFMAN, JEFFREY A IRG/INTRAMURAL UNIT..ZRG2 DANYA INTERNATIONAL INC AWARD AMOUNT......... $99,990 8630 FENTON ST, SUITE 121 SILVER SPRING, MD 20910 PERFORMING ORGANIZATION: DANYA INTERNATIONAL, INC. TITLE PHASES OF TREATMENT ABSTRACT: DESCRIPTION: The phases of methadone treatment model offers a structured approach to treating opiate addiction. This model is effective in clinical application and is being adopted by programs and states. A video and manual package to offer a low cost means of training methadone treatment staff nationwide and facilitate the modification of this model to individual programs is proposed. $ = TOTAL AWARD AMTS & NOT LIMITED TO PORTION OF PROJECT RELATED TO SUBJECT OF SEARCH SUBPROJECT $ = TOTAL AWARD AMOUNT DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF SUBPROJECTS SOURCE: CRISP FORMAT F FY 97 LAST UPDATE 04-07-98 1QUERY 1536 ID SEARCH 06/01/98 PAGE 240 --PROJECT NUMBER......1 R43 DA11128-01A1 INVESTIGATOR NAME/ADDRESS FY 97 HANSEN, WILLIAM B IRG/INTRAMURAL UNIT..ZRG5 TANGLEWOOD RESEARCH, INC AWARD AMOUNT......... $99,202 PO BOX 1772 CLEMMONS, NC 27012 PERFORMING ORGANIZATION: TANGLEWOOD RESEARCH, INC. TITLE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION TOOL KIT FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS ABSTRACT: This project will demonstrate the viability of community-based prevention modules. The intervention will address four mediators that predict drug use onset: (1) ideals, (2) normative beliefs, (3) prosocial bonding, and (4) personal commitments. The intervention will be packaged for use by community groups (recreation centers, church groups, and groups such as 41-I Clubs and Girl and Boy Scouts). These groups currently lack access to research-based approaches to prevention in a format that fits these organizations' settings. This project will be a collaborative effort that will involve the Nebraska Council, a group with extensive community-based program experience. During Phase l, program materials will be developed. Materials will allow flexibility in program delivery so that community groups can accomplish drug use prevention goals within their normal framework. Phase l will include (1) a survey of community program providers in two states (Nebraska and North Carolina) to assess program feasibility and (2) a quasi-experimental pilot study in which groups typical of those expected to be ultimate users of the program will participate. The impact of the program on key mediating variables will be assessed. Community program leaders and teens will be assessed regarding their satisfaction with the program.
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