ERIC Number: ED242595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Drugs and Alcohol: A Handbook for Young People.
This booklet, suitable for intermediate grade and junior high school students, concerns drug education and development of decision-making skills regarding drug use. Following an introduction, material is divided into four parts. Part 1, a glossary, defines such basic vocabulary as addiction, overdose, withdrawal, and dependence, and differentiates between narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and inhalants. Part 2 discusses various drugs, including alcohol, marijuana, speed, cocaine, hallucinogens, and narcotics. The derivations of these drugs and their physical and mental effects are discussed. Parts 3 and 4 focus on why people take drugs and factors the individual should consider when faced with the opportunity to take drugs. (LP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Decision Making Skills, Drug Education, Drug Use, Habit Formation, Illegal Drug Use, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Marihuana, Narcotics, Peer Influence, Sedatives, Social Problems, Stimulants
Do It Now Foundation, Box 5115, Phoenix, AZ 85010 ($.75 each, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.