ERIC Number: ED235427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Drug Abuse Prevention for You and Your Friends.
Porter, Novelli and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This booklet, written for adolescents, focuses on the individual's role and responsibility, both to themselves and their friends, in preventing drug abuse problems. Short statements define the influence of peer pressure on prevention, friendship, and intervention. The results of a ninth grade student survey list 22 reasons for using drugs, emphasizing the common themes of mood alteration and escapism. Healthy, positive alternatives to the pressures and frustrations of growing up are suggested. Factual information is given on drugs and their effects, including social drugs, stimulants, depressants, narcotics, mind-changers, and other hallucinogens. Intervention approaches are discussed. National resources on alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health information, a bibliography including National Institute on Drug Abuse publications, and a listing of state agencies dealing with drug abuse prevention, are provided. (BL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Illegal Drug Use, Individual Characteristics, Peer Influence, Prevention, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Social Influences, Social Support Groups
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Porter, Novelli and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.