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Title: Turning Awareness Into Action: What Your Community Can Do About Drug Use in America
Corporate Author: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: SAMHSA Ctr for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Rockville, MD 20847
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
Contract Number: 277-90-4001
Publication Number: ADM 91-1562
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English; Spanish
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet provides examples of successful community prevention programs and guidelines for finding out more about a community's prevention needs and taking action.
Abstract: One of the successful programs described is Project Graduation, begun in Maine in 1980. High schools across the Nation are adopting its strategy of providing high school students with a drug-free graduation party, thereby reducing the number of automobile crashes that often accompany this and other celebrations. Another program, Oakland Parents in Action, involves parents, educators, and community leaders at all levels in the fight against drug use. Another example of community action is Parent Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE). PRIDE joins parents and teachers in the shared goal of preventing alcohol and other drug use among students by fostering a belief in self-help and by promoting attitudes of non-blaming. After describing the aforementioned model programs, the booklet identifies the major segments of the community that have a role to play in preventing alcohol and drug abuse by youth. These segments are the family, schools, youth and recreation groups, the health care system, the legal system, the religious community, the business community, civic organizations, and the local media. The booklet provides questions for community leaders to ask to find out more about prevention activities that may be already underway in these segments of the community. Suggestions for promoting prevention in each of the segments are also offered. The booklet lists government and nongovernment prevention resources and background information on the problems caused by alcohol and drug use among youth.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Program implementation; Program planning
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