ERIC Number: ED235435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
"Mountain Education": The Answer to the "3 D's." Drinking, Driving & Drugs. A Communication Manual for Parents.
Clodi, Dennis R.
This manual on drugs, alcohol, and driving is written for parents from both prevention and intervention perspectives. An overview of the substance abuse problem is presented through a description of the film, "The Mountain," a 14-minute animated movie in which a rural community, working together, learn to use and enjoy in safety the mountain near their community. Throughout the manual, the benefits of a caring/interactional approach in working with teenagers is emphasized. Drug and alcohol abuse are defined and warning signs of possible drug use are listed. A comprehensive chart of 25 drugs defines each drug by it pharmaceutical and slang names, its physical and psychological effects and side effects, its medical uses, and withdrawal syndrome. Prevention and treatment are discussed in supportive terms, and suggested guidelines for assessing the quality of treatment programs are given. Treatment programs in Illinois are listed. Alcohol use is presented in light of driving statistics, parental models, and drinking myths. A sample parent-teenager contract is offered. Sources of drug and alcohol education information, as well as an annotated list of miscellaneous educational materials are also provided. (BL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Drinking, Driver Education, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Health Education, Humanistic Education, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Parents, Peer Influence, Prevention, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups
Department of Mental Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20852.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Warrensburg-Latham Community Unit School District Number 11, Warrensburg, IL.