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Adolescent Drug Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective
By Charles Grob and Marlene de Rios. Journal of Drug Issues. Winter, 1992. 22(1): 121-138.

And Justice for Some
Eileen Poe-Yamagata and Michael A. Jones, senior researchers with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in San Francisco, found that for those charged with drug offenses, black youths are 48 times more likely than whites to be sentenced to juvenile prison. (Note: This link will take you to the Building Blocks for Youth Website.)

Can Science-Based Prevention Deliver the Goods in the Real World?
By Rodney Skager. Prevention File. 1998. 13(1): 11-14.

The "Cure" for Adolescent Drug Abuse: Worse than the Problem?
By Stanton Peele in Journal of Counseling and Development, 65:23-24, 1986. (14K) (Note: This link will take you to the Stanton Peele Addiction Website.)

Don't Panic! A Parent's Guide To Understanding and Preventing Alcohol and Drug Abuse
This pamphlet was originally published by Stanton Peele in 1983 with CompCare Publications, Minneapolis. It was revised in 1996 with the editorial assistance of Marianne Apostolides and financial support from The Lindesmith Center, New York. (26K) (Note: This link will take you to the Stanton Peele Addiction Website.)

Does the D.A.R.E. Program Work? No
By Donald R. Lynam. The American Teacher. October, 1999. (Note: This link will take you to the American Federation of Teachers Website.)

Drug Free Schools
Audio File of the May 17, 2000 All Things Considered Report. From the introduction on their Website: "About half the kids in the Chambersburg Middle School in Pennsylvania have volunteered to take drug tests as part of a local program that gives drug-free kids discounts at local stores and preferential treatment with local employers. A quarter of the high school students also participate in the program, which requires random drug tests. Beau Boughamer has the story." (Note: This link will take you to the NPR Website.)

Drug Free Schools Survey: Report of Results
By Denis Hallfors, et al., School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, NC, April 10, 2000. This report found that "cash-strapped schools are still relying primarily on the DARE program to keep their students off drugs, even though a number of studies have questioned its effectiveness." (Note this link will take you to the apbnews.com Website.)

Drug Mistreatment
Jake Ginsky, Mother Jones Magazine, February 18, 2000. (Note: This link will take you to the MOJO Website.)

Drug Prevention Placebo: How DARE Wastes Time, Money, and Police
A 1995 Reason article by Jeff Elliot (46K).

Harm Reduction: An Emerging New Paradigm for Drug Education
A 1994 Journal of Drug Education by David F. Duncan, et al.. (Note: This link will take you to the Schaffer drug library Website.)

Illegal Leisure: Recreational Drug Use Among 1990s British Youth
Audio recording of a TLC Drug Policy Series Seminar held in New York City Wednesday, April 7th, 1999. Howard Parker, PhD, professor of social work at the University of Manchester and author of Illegal Leisure: The Normalization of Adolescent Recreational Drug Use (Routledge 1998), analyzes the contemporary youth drug scene in the United Kingdom. Parker, director of SPARC, a British social policy research center, examines the impact of drug law and policy on British youth.

In Their Own Voices
A 1996 report by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation for the California State Board of Education (182K).

Just Say Know: New Directions in Drug Education
Listen to recordings of this October 1999 conference held in San Francisco and sponsored by TLC.

Kids, Drugs, and Drug Education: A Harm Reduction Approach ( .pdf format, 93K)
A 1996 policy statement by TLC-West Director, Marsha Rosenbaum.

Marijuana Prohibition Has Not Curtailed Marijuana Use by Adolescents
Report by Chuck Thomas, Director of Communications, Marijuana Policy Project, Washington, DC. August 20, 1998. (.PDF format, 73K) (Note: This link will take you to the MPP Website.)

Preventing Drug Abuse: What Do We Know?
By Dean R. Gerstein and Lawrence W. Green, Editors, Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention Research, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council. National Academy Press, 1993. (Note: This link will take you to the National Academy Press Website.)

Project DARE: No Effects at 10-Year Follow-Up
Donald R. Lynam, et al., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 67(4), August 1999, 590–593. (Note: this link will take you to the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Website.)

Running Scared: We're Too Frightened to Deal with the Real Issues in Adolescent Substance Abuse
By Stanton Peele in Health Education Review, 2:423-432, 1987. (46K) (Note: This link will take you to the Stanton Peele Addiction Website.)

Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens, Drugs and Drug Education.
By Rosenbaum, Marsha. San Francisco: The Lindesmith Center -West. October, 1999.

School Drug Education: Policy Position Paper for the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs
By Cecile McKeown, adopted by the APSAD Council, 6 April 1998. (28K)

The TAOS Report
The 1996 report of the Committee to Review the Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Substances (TAOS) Curriculum (65K).

Tuning Out and Turning On: Student Response to Contemporary Drug Education
Audio recording of a TLC Drug Policy Series Seminar held in New York City December 12, 1995. Dr. Joel Brown, senior scientist and principal investigator with Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), discusses the Institute's three-year study "In Their Own Voices", which found that current anti-drug programs in schools are ineffective and even detrimental to students. Dr. Brown discusses national implications of this research and present alternative approaches to drug education.

What Have We Learned From Drug Education?
Presented at the 8th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, in Paris, 1996 by Niall Coggins. (25K) (Note: This link will take you to the DrugText Website.)