ERIC Number: ED106716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Pursuits for America's 3rd Century: A Resource Book on New Perceptions, Processes, and Programs--with Implications for the Prevention of Drug Abuse.
Messolonghites, Louisa, Ed.
The use of drugs is frequently a response to boredom, frustration, pain, powerlessness, and lack of hope for change. The alternatives approach suggests that drug use can be diminished as other and more satisfying means of fulfilling human needs are made accessible. This resource book grew out of the Alternative Pursuits experience, and concerns futures--futures built from looking beyond drug use abuse to find new ways of living. Although not meant to be a comprehensive anthology, it includes selections from the increasing mass of current literature on drug prevention that support the validity of the alternatives approach. It is designed to suggest some of the wide array of alternatives that are beginning to appear on the social scene. The selections describe new trends, strategies, institution, processes, values, lifestyles, attitudes, points of view, pursuit, and programs. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Futures (of Society), Human Living, Individual Needs, Innovation, Life Style, Literature Reviews, Prevention, Resource Materials, Social Change
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.