Drug Abuse in Schools Essay by Research Group

Drug Abuse in Schools
An analysis proposal to determine the extent of the drug abuse problem in American schools.
# 26067 | 1,215 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper determines if it is possible for all intermediate schools and high schools in the United States to acknowledge that the use of "illegal substances" (i.e. controlled drugs and alcohol) by students has become a serious issue that not only endangers the well being of the student bodies, the faculties and the administrations, but also threatens the educational goals of the various schools. The purpose of this is to establish a policy of open information concerning substance abuse, one that will officially state that schools will no longer tolerate any attempts by parents, students, government agencies, or other interest groups to make the issue seem less critical than it is. The paper examines the current scope of the problem. It explores three separate approaches to the problem - a curative approach (The Effective Drug Control Strategy program), a preventative strategy (the DARE program) the POSIT strategy for screening offenders. The paper concludes that the Effective Drug Control Strategy would be the most effective in dealing with drug abuse in American schools.

From the Paper:

"The most widely known (and sometimes praised) program is "DARE," a program of slides, booklets, T-shirts and so on, that is aimed at fourth and fifth graders. A recent editorial in the Detroit News made some stunning and highly defensible arguments against DARE. The editorial was based on a news story in the same paper that pointed out that there was no difference in crime or drug abuse incidents between 33 local school districts that offered DARE and others that didn't."

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