ERIC Number: ED185485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Parents, Peers and Pot.
This book looks at the problem of drug abuse, particularly the use of marihuana by children ages 9 to 14, and describes one strategy parents can use to prevent drug use by their children. On the premise that nonmedical drug use is not acceptable for children, parents need to provide guidance and exercise discipline with respect to drug use among children. The evolution of the drug culture and the risks of adolescent marihuana use are explored. A guide is presented for parents who want to prevent or stop their children from using drugs. Included is a discussion of the experience of neighborhood parents in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, as they worked to stop drug use among children 15 years of age and younger. (CC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Marihuana, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Responsibility, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Prevention
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00941-5); National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information, Room 10A56 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 (single copies, no price given).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.