ERIC Number: ED332059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Alcohol: The Real Story. It's Your Choice.
Stronck, David R.
This informational book on alcohol is part of a series of three interactive books on tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana; three informational books containing parallel content; and three teacher guides designed to give students in grades five through eight practice in using the information and skills presented in the books. The goal of this book and the accompanying interactive book and teacher guide is to prevent alcohol use by preadolescents. This book discusses the physical and psychological effects of alcohol and explains why young people should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. It describes the trouble with alcohol, explains what an alcoholic drink is, discusses how many drinks make a person drunk, describes how alcohol can make a person feel, and discusses what alcohol can do to the body. Next it considers who drinks alcohol and how much they drink, explains addiction to alcohol, discusses who may be an alcoholic, talks about adolescents who drink, and examines the cost of alcoholic problems. It explains why some young people are tempted to drink and notes that some teenagers never want to drink. Finally, it explains ways to say "no" to alcohol and reminds students that the decision to drink is their choice to make. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholic Beverages, Decision Making, Drinking, Fiction, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Peer Influence, Preadolescents, Prevention, Student Responsibility
Network Publications, 1700 Mission Street, Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($2.95; discounts for quantity).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other books in this series, see CG 020 482-490.