ERIC Number: ED044741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Youth Reporters Discuss "Problem" Drugs. Youth Reports Number 2.
Herzog, Elizabeth; And Others
This report on drugs is based on mail responses received from urban and suburban high school students enrolled in college preparatory courses. The questions asked of these students included: (1) how do teenagers feel about the use of the various kinds of drugs by people their age? (2) what makes some teenagers use such drugs? (3) what keeps some teenagers from using them? and (4) should adults take steps to discourage the use of drugs by teenagers and/or older people? Main findings of the study include: (1) at least half of respondents show some degree of information about the effect of drugs and some ability to differentiate between different kinds of drugs; (2) almost no respondents reflected unqualified approval of drug use and drug users; (3) almost half the respondents indicated an acceptance of marijuana usage; and (4) educational campaigns designed to decrease drug use should be based on fact and evidence. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Health Education, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Parent Role, Social Problems, Student Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.50 per copy)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.