This is a manual for peer counselors and parents in an alcohol and drug abuse prevention program for teenagers. The document opens with the training objectives for the peer helpers: to know yourself, to be a resource, and to promote and establish a drug-free peer group and drug-free activities in school. Discussion on these topics is provided: (1) understanding yourself and your role as a peer helper; (2) avoiding stress; (3) knowing the criminal laws about alcohol and drugs; (4) a quiz about driving under the influence; (5) drug classification; (6) perceptions and attitudes of high risk versus "capable" teenagers; (7) reasons for use and abuse of alcohol and drugs; (8) advice on raising successful children; (9) drug use in one's child; (9) effective group skills; (10) brainstorming; (11) resistance to persuasion skills; (12) using techniques of feedback for personal growth; (13) personal thoughts about changing; (14) adolescent suicide; (15) questions indicating possible symptoms of alcoholism arranged in order of increasing dependence; (15) adaptations of materials from the New Games Foundation which are based on participation and not spectatorship; and (16) mini action plan forms. (ABL)
For related document, see CG 021 877.
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Weber County Dept. of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Ogden, UT.