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Title: Drugs in the Chicago School System - Hearing Before the Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, October 24, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on Labor and Human Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 78
Sponsoring Agency: US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This transcript from the 1984 Chicago hearing of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse presents testimony from students, government officials, and representatives of drug treatment and prevention programs regarding student alcohol and drug abuse in the Chicago school system.
Abstract: Senator Charles Percy outlines some Illinois government efforts to address alcohol and drug abuse among juveniles. A student who had abused alcohol from the age of 6 and subsequently became involved in drug abuse relates the consequences of such abuse on his school work and his life in general. Students involved in organized drug abuse prevention efforts describe their work. The testifying students estimate that alcohol and drugs are used by 55-90 percent of the students in their schools. The Illinois Lieutenant Governor describes some of the prevention programs funded and coordinated by the State. Representatives from seven drug abuse prevention programs describe the nature and effectiveness of their work. The prevention programs described encompass drug education for parents, students, and medical professionals and early intervention by school personnel. Recommendations include the use of a curriculum on drug abuse education and prevention in preschool, elementary, intermediate, and high schools. Related articles and publications are included.
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Drug abuse education; Drug prevention programs; Illinois; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; School delinquency programs; Underage Drinking; US Senate
Note: S HRG 98-1270
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