ERIC Number: ED332062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Marijuana: The Real Story. It's Your Choice!
Stronck, David R.
This informational book on marijuana 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 marijuana use by preadolescents. This book provides information about the effect of marijuana on the body and about health problems that may result from using this drug. It describes what a drug is, considers prescription and other drugs, explains what marijuana is, and looks at illegal drugs and their use. Health problems resulting from marijuana use are described and examples are given of how some young people begin to use marijuana. It notes that most teenagers do not use marijuana and reminds students that the decision to use marijuana is their choice to make. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Drug Abuse, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Marijuana, 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 020 482-290.