ERIC Number: ED461072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Drug Threats and Perils Facing Utah's Youth. Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session (Salt Lake City and Cedar City, Utah, July 6-7, 2000).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This report documents the proceedings of a two-day hearing held in Utah to begin a public dialogue on how professionals can work together to combat the dangers of substance abuse problems among adolescents. The introductory comments by the presiding chairman, Senator Orin Hatch, spell out the present problem in Utah. The senator points out how youth and their families are aware of the dangers of cocaine, LSD, heroin, and marijuana but they may not be aware of a new class of drugs known as "club drugs." These drugs, such as methamphetamine, an addictive stimulant; ecstasy, a synthetic mind-altering drug; GHB and other central nervous system stimulants, are sweeping across the country and leaving youth unprepared for their dangerous side effects. On the first day, panelists shed light on the growing problem of club drug use in Utah. Representatives from drug enforcement administration, the state attorney general's office, and police departments served as witnesses. The second day proceedings focused on ways the community of professionals can work together to combat the dangers of substance abuse. Representatives from the regional PTA, Immigration and Naturalization Service, the District Attorney's office, and private citizens spoke before the committee. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Action, Drug Education, Health Behavior, Hearings, Illegal Drug Use, Prevention, Public Affairs Education, Rape, Substance Abuse, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Identifiers - Location: Utah