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NCJ Number: 156525 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Substance Abuse: An Empirical-Based Group Preventive Health Paradigm
Author(s): J S Wodarski; M D Feit
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 226
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-879-3
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book describes a unique adolescent education program, Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT), developed for use by school professionals to teach about alcohol and drug prevention.
Abstract: Adolescents participate in a 6-week educational program that focuses on the understanding of drug information and the application of concepts to their own lives. It stresses behavioral objectives aimed at acquiring self-management skills. The program modules cover the problem of psychoactive substance abuse, different psychoactive substances, the physical effects of substance use and attitudes toward use, psychoactive substance use decisions and peer pressure, substance use and driving, and substance use and dependence. Parents participate in a 5-week program that focuses on drug concepts, communication with their children about drug use and its consequences, and assertiveness training. The final chapter discusses submacro-level systems that might be altered to prevent adolescent substance use; these include school and peer environments, home and family, community movements, and business and industry. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juveniles; Program design
Note: Haworth Health and Social Policy
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