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NCJ Number: 171429 Find in a Library
Title: Decisions: A Call to Action
Author(s): S Eiseman; R A Eiseman
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 91
Sponsoring Agency: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89503-148-5
Sale Source: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
26 Austin Avenue
P.O. Box 337
Amityville, NY 11701
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a guide to alcohol and other drug prevention in schools.
Abstract: The book is designed to help students learn about alcohol and other drugs and their effects. It also encourages students to understand that their decision regarding use or abstinence must take into account their personal individuality, family life, and social or community life. For instructors, the book provides a case-situation approach to textbook development and a variety of thought-provoking questions to assist both students and teachers in making drug education classes a living laboratory for making wise decisions about drug use. The book presents information in the following areas: legalization/decriminalization; drugs and the law; prevention; approaches to counseling; parents and drugs; substance abuse in the workplace; alcohol; drugs and pregnancy; fetal alcohol syndrome; uses and abuses of barbiturates; cocaine/crack; heroin; marijuana; smoking; drug use and HIV/AIDS; and drugs and sports. Each chapter contains subject-specific references for students, and a separate section presents references for teachers. References, bibliography
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Decriminalization; Drug abuse education; Drug information; Drug legalization; Drug prevention programs; Educational courses; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Substance abuse in the workplace
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