ERIC Number: ED325775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Drug Free Generation: A Nation's Responsibility. Final Report.
National Commission on Drug-Free Schools, Washington, DC.
The National Commission on Drug-Free Schools was established by Congress in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Commission members heard prepared testimony from more than 150 people; held meetings with over 200 experts in drug education and prevention; visited schools, an intensive care unit for drug-affected babies, foster homes, and a public housing project; and talked to more than 1,500 students, teachers, administrators, and parents. This final report presents an outline for achieving drug-free schools by the year 2000; an overview of drug problems among young people; a summary of students' views on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and an outline of the roles and responsibilities of community groups and organizations. The Commission's findings and recommendations are presented. Observations about drug problems are provided and ways that schools and communities can begin to solve them are suggested. Examples of some effective drug prevention programs and activities the Commission found in its investigations appear throughout the report. It is noted that although the Commission has given considerable thought to the contents of the report, unanimity on every recommendation was not possible given the diversity of perspectives and strongly held views. It is concluded that the report is presented in the hope that it will lead to more effective drug education and prevention in schools and communities and ultimately help save young people from the ravages of drugs. (ABL)
Descriptors: Community Role, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Public Policy, School Role
National Clearinghouse on Alcohol & Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852 (Free).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Drug-Free Schools, Washington, DC.