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NCJ Number: 127622 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Abuse Prevention Education: What Is Realistic For Schools? (From Drug Abuse, P 249-255, 1987, Raymond J Reitz, ed. -- See NCJ-127612)
Author(s): M A Sheppard
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Phi Delta Kappa
Bloomington, IN 47402
Sale Source: Phi Delta Kappa
Ctr on Evaluation, Development & Research (CEDR)
Box 789
Bloomington, IN 47402
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of drug abuse prevention education focuses on the current theories and knowledge regarding the causes of drug abuse and the role of school-based programs to prevent it.
Abstract: Drug abuse results from environmental factors such as accessibility, expectations, and values; the role models provided by the media and other societal influences, parents, and peers; and personal factors such as previous deviant behavior, the personal value system, and low grades. To reduce drug abuse, schools should provide integrated, growth-oriented programs that do more than just provide information and that address the variety of factors that influence drug abuse. Therefore, they should provide an atmosphere in which students take pride, and help students critically examine societal influences regarding drug use, teach them to resist inappropriate peer pressure, and provide extra academic help to those needing it. 5 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes; Drug abuse education; Juvenile drug use; School delinquency programs
Note: Reprinted from Journal of Drug Education, V 14, N 4 (1984), P 323-329
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