skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 119689 Find in a Library
Title: Review of the Concerned Parent Movement in the United States of America
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (July-September 1983)  Pages:41-52
Author(s): R Lindblad
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 11
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Parent groups whose common goal is to prevent drug use among young people, have grown rapidly in recent years throughout the United States.
Abstract: There are currently 4000 formal parent organizations striving to achieve a drug-free life for young people. These parent groups have unified into a nationwide parent movement, which has become the most influential force for the prevention of drug abuse in the country by affecting public laws, policies, and attitudes. The parent groups are undertaking various activities including drug abuse prevention, treatment, and drug law enforcement. The leaders of the group are volunteers with a variety of backgrounds who have worked to ensure cooperation between social and public health services. The recent decline in drug abuse has been attributed to a parent movement that has successfully formulated policies on prevention and the reduction of drug usage. 16 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Informal support groups
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Juvenile drug use; Parent education
Note: Special issue on measures to prevent and reduce drug abuse.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.