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NCJ Number: 158369 Find in a Library
Title: Can I Handle Alcohol/Drugs? A Self-Assessment Guide for Youth
Author(s): D Zarek; J Sipe
Corporate Author: Johnson Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Johnson Institute
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Publication Number: ISBN 0-935908-36-6
Sale Source: Johnson Institute
7205 Ohms Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55439
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide has been designed to help adolescents and those involved in their care to understand and assess the harmful effects of using alcohol/drugs, and to take appropriate action.
Abstract: The guide is to be read and completed by juvenile alcohol/drug users with the assistance of and consultation with either helping professionals, parents, or teachers. Each section of the guide focuses on some aspect of the juvenile's feelings, behavior, relationships, and life goals. In addition to a focus on specific feelings and behaviors that may be affected by feelings and behaviors, the guide considers how alcohol/drugs may affect school and work, friendships, family interactions, self- concept, growing up, recreation, spirituality, defenses, and wellness. In each of these areas, the juvenile participant is informed about how alcohol/drugs may impact this aspect of his/her life; the juvenile is then guided with questions and written exercises in assessing how alcohol/drug use has affected the juvenile in the area at issue. The concluding section guides the user in the development of an action plan that involves setting goals and addressing factors likely to hinder the achievement of these goals.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug information; Drug prevention programs; Self instructional materials; Underage Drinking
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