ERIC Number: ED099750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives to Drug Abuse: Steps Toward Prevention.
Cohen, Allan Y.
This publication introduces and describes new efforts based on the concept of alternatives to drug abuse. The pamphlet is designed for educators, community groups, drug abuse professionals, treatment personnel, parents and young people. According to those who espouse the alternatives approach, motives for drug-taking inevitably include the need to escape from boredom, alienation, pain, frustration, and meaninglessness. Alternatives to drug abuse are defined to include those constructive and viable attitudes, values, orientations, experiences, lifestyles, opportunities, activities, pursuits, and programs which can prevent or diminish significant drug abuse by providing greater satisfactions than drugs. Levels of experience, i.e. physical, sensory, emotional, and examples of alternatives to drugs are presented in table form. Techniques of generating and implementing such programs are discussed, as well as suggestions for evaluation and further research. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Drug Abuse, Experience, Individual Development, Motivation, Program Descriptions, Self Evaluation, Social Influences
Superintendant of Documents, United State Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 1724-00344, HC$0.70)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information.