ERIC Number: ED223613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-9
Reference Count: 0
Drug Education for University Students and Residence Services.
Miller, Richard E.; Kitzerow, Leslie J.
Attempts at providing drug information and drug education to resident students, Residence Directors (RD's), and Residence Student Advisors (RSA's) at Kent State Universtiy (Ohio) had three major objectives: (1) provide substance abuse awareness to residence hall students by disseminating drug information; (2) supplement the training of RD's and RSA's with drug education; and (3) institute drug education programming in residence halls. The Substance Abuse Committee, consisting of a residence-area coordinator, two RD's, and two RSA's, was formed. Resources for educating students were obtained and distributed, and a survey to ascertain student attitudes and behavior concerning drug use was developed. The first and second objectives were accomplished successfully. The third, implementing drug education in the dormitories, was less successful. It was felt that the university's Department of Residence Services had difficulty in perceiving and understanding the nature of this task and its relation to their operations, and the notion of drug education was mistakenly confused with drug information. Further plans are being made for implementing a comprehensive drug education program. Appendixes include: (1) a resource list for substance abuse information; (2) a sample survey questionnaire eliciting information on student drug involvement; (3) survey findings from the questionnaire distributed at Kent State University; and (4) a sample drug education presentation. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kent State University OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American School Health Association (56th, Phoenix, AZ, October 9, 1982).