ERIC Number: ED109535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Task Force on Responsible Decisions about Alcohol, Interim Report Number 1. Summary, Technical Document, and Reports on Working Conferences.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
In 1974, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) began to develop an innovative program to involve the total education system in seeking solutions to one of society's oldest problems--alcoholism. This report reviews the first year's activities of the task force, presents preliminary findings and outlines goals for the coming year. To provide many perspectives in viewing the issues, the task force was chosen from a broad cross section of leadership throughout the nation. Specifically, the task force determined: (1) alcoholism has a direct relationship to daily living experiences; (2) efforts to establish an effective mechanism to prevent alcohol-related problems have fallen short because the focus of the efforts has been too narrow; (3) the ability of citizens to make responsible decisions regarding use of alcohol relates directly to the individual's general decision-making competence; (4) human service programs generally suffer from the lack of an effective delivery service; (5) no clear assessment of how genetic, physiological, psychological, and societal factors influence the problem has been determined; and (6) present prevention services have limited effectiveness. (Author/HMV)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Antisocial Behavior, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Social Problems
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (HC-$2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.