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Titolo:
Drug education: myth and reality
Autore:
Hawthorne, G;
Indirizzi:
Univ Melbourne, Ctr Hlth Program Evaluat, W Heidelberg, Vic 3081, Australia Univ Melbourne W Heidelberg Vic Australia 3081 lberg, Vic 3081, Australia
Titolo Testata:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW
fascicolo: 1, volume: 20, anno: 2001,
pagine: 111 - 119
SICI:
0959-5236(200103)20:1<111:DEMAR>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION; MISUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM; PROJECT DARE; ALCOHOL EDUCATION; SMOKING PREVENTION; META-ANALYSIS; SCHOOL; ADOLESCENTS; CURRICULUM; CHILDREN;
Keywords:
drug education; school drug education; public health; evaluation research; programme evaluation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
82
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hawthorne, G Univ Melbourne, Ctr Hlth Program Evaluat, POB 477, W Heidelberg, Vic 3081,Australia Univ Melbourne POB 477 W Heidelberg Vic Australia 3081 tralia
Citazione:
G. Hawthorne, "Drug education: myth and reality", DRUG AL REV, 20(1), 2001, pp. 111-119

Abstract

Recently there has been an increase in Australian public funds for drug education. The accompanying rhetoric asserts that it is to enable abstinence among young people. This contradicts some State Government education guidelines endorsing harm minimization. A literature search of the key electronicdatabases, drug agency libraries, the Internet and reference lists identified evaluation research in school-based drug education. There is little evidence to support the new public rhetoric. The predictors of adolescent druguse are social and personal; schools can have little effect on these. Fourmodels of drug education are described. Schools, however, mix-and-match activities from different models, and exposure is too slight for major effects on behaviours. Although methodological difficulties affect findings, noneof the drug education models show consistent behavioural effects over time. There is a mismatch between the new public rhetoric and the evaluation research literature. Reasons for this are explored, including that there are two stakeholder groups, one with exaggerated ideological anti-drug messagesand the other with more realistic perspectives about what schools can reasonably achieve. The paradox is that the rhetoric is needed for continued funding, yet this same rhetoric sets up criteria which doom drug education tofailure.

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