ERIC Number: ED024968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
LSD and the Student: Approaches to Educational Strategies.
Cohen, Allan Y.
There are three basic functions of the college relevant to the drug abuse problem: the therapeutic, the preventative, and the developmental. The first principle of psychedelic drug education may be termed the sympathetic attitude. It involves a thorough understanding of drugs on the part of the college administration, plus the ability to treat drug users, actual and potential, as developing human beings. The second principle for drug education is the provision of complete information on Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), pro and con, preferably in a library section where students may find it easily. Information to students should be supplied, if possible, by those persons to whom the students can comfortably give credence. The third principle is the substitution of preferable alternatives to those students searching for self-insight, since most of them have already rejected the cultural pursuits offered and accepted by other students. LSD is a response to an experienced deficiency. Our institutions are not providing an adequate context for self-exploration, and it is in this area that colleges should think through their curriculum and make changes which would encourage personal growth. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Drug Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Detroit, MI.
Note: Paper presented at the National Assn. of Student Personnel Administrators Drug Education Conf., Region IV, Denver, Co., Feb. 26-28, 1967.