ERIC Number: ED145304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Task Force on Responsible Decisions About Alcohol. Final Report. (A Summary)
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The Final Report of the Task Force on Responsible Decisions About Alcohol is comprised of three booklets. Booklet 1 contains a history of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and the formation of the ECS Task Force on Responsible Decisions About Alcohol. The goals and objectives of the task force are defined as they relate to approaches designed to prevent alcohol-related problems. Booklet 2 describes the need for a national policy on responsible alcohol use and nonuse and defines task force recommendations for its development and implementation. Normative (laws and regulations) and educational approaches for preventing alcohol misuse are discussed, as well as potential roles for society's total educational system in helping to equip people with skills for making responsible decisions about alcohol. Booklet 3 describes the changes needed to reduce alcohol-related problems--changes in the way services are delivered, in people's attitudes toward the use and nonuse of alcohol and, ultimately, in their behaviors. It identifies many of the issues that must be addressed to implement an effective system for the delivery of primary preventive educational services. Elements to be included in any comprehensive integrated delivery system are described. Some administrative structures that might be appropriate for state and local prevention efforts are also presented. (Author/SPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
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