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NCJ Number: 121262 Find in a Library
Title: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Taking and Solvents: Police or Community Job?
Journal: Police Journal  Volume:62  Issue:3  Dated:(July-September 1989)  Pages:254-256
Author(s): R D Woodall
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: It is argued that the family and the community have the responsibility for policing their children's alcohol and drug abuse.
Abstract: From the schoolmaster's view, not only is it the job of parents and community, but they can do it more effectively than the police. but the breakdown of the traditional family has resulted in that most successful persuaders are rehabilitated members of the youngsters' peer groups. Any government program must be directed at creating a climate of opinion that substance abuse is socially unacceptable and can add to the risk of spread of AIDS. The author cites his own reduction of smoking as evidence of the powerful effect of public opinion. In addition, the media can shape public opinion. Only the combined efforts of the media, parents, teachers, and social workers will convince young people that alcohol and drug abuse as socially unacceptable as smoking has become.
Main Term(s): Juvenile program needs assessment
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use; Underage Drinking
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