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Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens, Drugs, and Drug Education

Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens, Drugs, and Drug Education.

Today's adolescents have been exposed, since elementary school, to the most intensive and expensive anti-drug campaign in history, but more than half of all high school students in America experiment with illegal drugs and even more use alcohol. This paper addresses how to take a safety-first approach to drug education programs.

By Marsha Rosenbaum, Director, Safety First, Drug Policy Alliance