Author ORCID Identifier
Clinkinbeard - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1839-2877
Journal of Drug Education
The following study, funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), utilized the Addiction Belief Inventory (ABI; Luke, Ribisl, Walton, & Davidson, 2002) to examine addiction attitudes in a national sample of U.S. college/university faculty teaching addiction-specific courses (n = 215). Results suggest that addiction educators view substance abuse as a coping mechanism rather than a moral failure, and are ambivalent about calling substance abuse or addiction a disease. Most do not support individual efficacy toward recovery, the ability to control use, or social use after treatment. Modifiers of addiction educator attitudes include level of college education; teaching experience; licensure/certification, and whether the educator is an addiction researcher. Study implications, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.
Broadus, A.D., Hartje, J.A., Roget, N.A., Cahoon, K.L., & Clinkinbeard, S.S. (2010). Attitudes about addition: A national study of addictions educators. Journal of Drug Education, 40(3), 281-298. https://doi.org/10.2190/DE.40.3.e