ERIC Number: ED314217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This handbook of information designed to help parents keep their children drug free outlines what children should know about drugs and suggests family activities to reinforce children's motivation to avoid drugs, including alcohol. The initial section provides general guidelines for talking with children about addictive substances. Discussion focuses on teaching values, setting and enforcing rules against the use of drugs, getting the facts about drugs, and talking with and listening to one's child. A quiz, with answers, supplements the discussion. The handbook lists ways parents can make their messages about drugs more effective for children at the age levels of preschool, kindergarten-grade 3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. Specifications of what children should know at various ages and suggested activities for each age level are included. Additional information is provided on what to do if one's child is using drugs, ways to get involved in drug prevention programs, parents' role in making prevention programs work, and specific drugs and their effects. Alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, inhalants, cocaine, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, narcotics, designer drugs, and anabolic steroids are discussed. Concluding sections list resources for additional help and information. The text is illustrated with children's crayon drawings and color photographs. (RH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Community Involvement, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Educational Resources, Family School Relationship, Guidelines, Human Resources, Identification, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Prevention
Growing Up Drug Free, Pueblo, CO 81009; National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852; or call Department of Education, 1-800-624-0100 (1-301-732-3627 in the Washington, DC area).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.