ERIC Number: ED110443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Responsible Decisions about Alcohol. Interim Report Number 2 (A Summary).
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Interim Report 2 of the Task Force on Responsible Decisions about Alcohol focuses on the issue of responsible decisions in regard to alcohol abuse. In this report, the task force defines responsible decisions as those in which respect for oneself and others are considered, and discusses situational, health, and safety responsibilities. Some situational responsibilities included are (a) providing other social activities as a primary focus when beverage alcohol is served, (b) respecting an individual's decision about alcohol, (c) assuming responsibility for the health and safety of guests, and (d) recognizing that drunkenness is not safe. A few of the health responsibilities outlined include (a) abstaining from use of alcohol for reasons of health, (b) setting a limit on consumption, and (c) recognizing that alcohol is a drug and understanding its effects. Safety responsibilities listed include (a) avoiding the performance of complex tasks while under the influence of alcohol, (b) avoiding riding with a driver under the influence of alcohol, (c) drinking only in relaxed and responsible situations, and (d) drinking in moderation. This report also lists skills for responsible decision-making, and discusses efforts of the task force to help establish social policy that will minimize alcohol abuse and alcoholism. (MK)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholism, Decision Making, Health Education, Social Responsibility
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.