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Butler, Shane (1994) Alcohol and drug education in Ireland: aims, methods and difficulties. Oideas : Journal of the Department of Education, 42, pp. 125-140.

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This paper describes the complexities involved in drug and alcohol education. The author emphasises the need to link drug and alcohol policies with the evidence of outcome studies and scientific developments in the area of drug prevention and demand reduction activities. Theoretical perspectives on drug and alcohol problems and their prevention are examined.

The three types of education which can be used for preventive purposes are examined in detail: focusing on the substance; focusing on the individual and on individual choice; and focusing on the context or environment in which the young person lives.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Prevention, Education and training
Date
1994
Call No
NF16.2,, VH4.2
Season/Number
Summer
Page Range
pp. 125-140
Publisher
Department of Education and Science
Volume
42
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1551 (Available)

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