ERIC Number: ED154317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
An Approach for Casual Drug Users. Technical Paper.
Bloom, Erwin S., Ed.
This publication was written to respond to the fact that many drug treatment centers receive inappropriate referrals of casual or recreational marihuana users from the courts for "treatment" as an alternative to jail. A drug abuse task force recommended that agencies give priority to abusers of the high-risk categories and to compulsive users of drugs of any kind. It also suggested the concept of an alternative educational model for casual users of low-risk drugs and recommended the adoption and implementation of such a structure throughout the country. In this way, more appropriate services will be provided to casual drug abusers. Educational services can be provided either as an additional program track at a treatment facility, or as a specialized educational service operated by community agencies not directly involved in treatment. This monograph examines four examples of alternative educational programs currently in operation. Descriptions of these four programs are presented. The programs described in this monograph provide one example of alternative programming which can be established to meet a community need and to provide human, inexpensive, and individualized services to the casual drug user. (Author)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Clinics, Court Role, Delivery Systems, Drug Education, Human Services, Marihuana, Program Descriptions, Referral
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 (Stock number 017-024-00626-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.