ERIC Number: ED312520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Peer Pressure: Theory, Correlates, and Program Implications for Drug Abuse Prevention.
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This document was conceived and developed to provide a better understanding of the pressures and tasks associated with adolescence, the empirically-based evidence of factors associated with drug use and other forms of problem behavior, different peer program approaches, and ways in which peer programs can be implemented. In Chapter I, "The Adolescent Society," Barbara Varenhorst discusses some of the myths and realities of being an adolescent in today's society and the tasks that must be successfully met and addressed. In Chapter II, "Influences on Adolescent Problem Behavior: Causes, Connections, and Contexts," Ardyth Norem-Hebeisen and Diane Hedin examine the conceptual and empirical evidence for variables associated with problem behavior in general and drug abuse in particular. They also develop a model for analyzing antecedents of drug abuse that may be useful in developing specific prevention programs. In Chapter III, "Types of Peer Program Approaches," Henry Resnik and Jeanne Gibbs discuss the broad goals of peer programs and present a typology for identifying different program categories. In Chapter IV, "Program Planning and Implementation," Mark Amy discusses the essential components of planning and implementing a peer program. An annotated list of resources in drug abuse prevention, prevention program planning, positive peer influence programs, peer teaching, peer counseling/facilitating/helping, and peer participation is included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Behavior Theories, Drug Abuse, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Prevention, Program Content, Program Implementation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.