ERIC Number: ED091312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse Prevention: Report of the Temporary State Commission to Evaluate the Drug Laws.
Betros, Emeel S.; And Others
The findings and recommendations of the Temporary State Commission to Evaluate the Drug Laws, set forth in the introduction to this report, are based on questionnaires to prevention experts and professionals responsible for child and adolescent care, on communications with community agencies, and on statewide public hearings. The committee found that few positive results could be ascertained for the State's programs, that use of cocaine and alcohol have rapidly increased among the young, that the immediate cause of drug abuse is poor self esteem, and that funding for drug abuse programs should be redirected toward learning, health, and emotional problems. Chapters on the drug situation in New York State and on concepts in drug abuse prevention open the explication of the committee's findings. Recommendations in the areas of education and health, delivery of community health and mental health services to children and families, the media, and alternatives to drug abuse programs are enlarged on in separate chapters of the report. Commission bills to establish a New York State Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Countermeasure Program and to redefine prevention of drug and alcohol abuse are appended along with a list of 1973 hearing witnesses. (JH)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Educational Problems, Emotional Problems, Family Life, Health Services, Learning Disabilities, Prevention, Self Concept, Social Action, Social Problems, Socioeconomic Influences, Special Health Problems, State Legislation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Legislature, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York