ERIC Number: ED044724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Drugs on Campus and in the Secondary Schools.
Aubrey, Roger F.
This paper presents observations on the current drug scene. (1) There is a growing reluctance of high school students to examine the drug scene. (2) Students are ignorant regarding many factors of drugs. (3) There is a danger involving the use and abuse of alcohol among teenagers. (4) Younger children are now being added to those sampling drugs. (5) Will new materials available to teach about drug abuse lull the schools into thinking that this avenue will solve the drug problem? (6) Time should be devoted to study factors associated with group status and prestige in order to understand the appeal of drugs to the young. (7) The treatment of any drug problem of a serious nature is beyond the capacity of the public schools. (8) Many teachers admit to the sampling of drugs. The main danger in drug education lies in exciting the curiosity of the young and naive instead of dissuading them from dangerous experimentation. Only a cooperative school community effort over a sustained period of time will make even a dent in drug prevention. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Brookline Public Schools, MA.
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of College Admissions Counselors Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, September 30 - October 3, 1970