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NCJ Number: 158010 Find in a Library
Title: What You Can Do About Drug Use in America
Corporate Author: SAMHSA Ctr for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
SAMHSA Ctr for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Rockville, MD 20847
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
Publication Number: ADM 91-1572
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English; Spanish
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended primarily for parents, this booklet provides information about alcohol and other drugs, their physiological effects, and how we can help each other overcome the problems that alcohol and other drugs can cause.
Abstract: The first section explains what drugs are, how and why drug use starts, and the physical and psychological consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse. The next section provides suggestions and guidelines for how to prevent alcohol and other drug problems among family and friends. The focus is on early education and how to prevent problems before they start. Readers will also learn how to set an example for those close to them and how to teach children to resist pressure to use alcohol and other drugs. Another section explains how to determine whether someone close to you is having problems with alcohol or other drugs. It explains not only what to do to help but also what not to do. The concluding section provides a list of Federal, State, and private organizations that can provide assistance in countering drug problems.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug information; Juvenile drug use; Parent education
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