ERIC Number: ED263459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Teens in Action. Creating a Drug-Free Future for America's Youth.
Adams, Tom; Resnik, Hank
This book on drug abuse prevention is addressed to teenagers and covers five main areas where drug use can be prevented: schools, communities, media, the social scene, and the family. The first chapter on school programs briefly discusses peer-led alcohol and drug education, peer counseling, creating a positive school climate, and developing school policies on drugs. Descriptions of the activities of four students to prevent drug use in their schools are included. The second chapter on community service outlines suggestions for youth involvement in activities that will help combat boredom and provide alternatives to drug use. Accounts of three teenagers' activities are included. The section on using the media highlights ways to counter the mixed messages about drugs that are currently presented and describes the work of two teenagers in different aspects of television programming. In "Changing the Social Scene," three young people recount their efforts to change social occasions to drug-free events. The section on parents and teens working together highlights the activities of youths from Washington, D.C., New York, and California. A final section outlines suggestions for preventing drug and alcohol abuse and for developing an action plan. An excerpt from Keith Schuchard's 1984 address to the PRIDE conference concludes the report. (MCF)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Family Life, Mass Media, Prevention, School Activities, Secondary Education, Student Participation
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: Pacific Inst. for Research and Evaluation, Walnut Creek, CA.
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