An Update on Adolescent Drug Use
What School Counselors Need to Know
Published in: Professional School Counseling, v. 10, no. 2, Dec. 2006, p. 131-138
School counselors need to have accurate and age-appropriate prevention education information in order to counsel teens on drug use. This article presents developmentally specific prevention materials for the most important emerging substances of abuse: Ecstasy, methamphetamine, cough and cold medication, prescription opiates and stimulants, and the date rape drugs. Because developing appropriate materials requires understanding how adolescents develop, an expert panel approach was used, supplemented with a literature review and teen focus groups.
- Copyright: American School Counselor Association
- Availability: Non-RAND
- Pages: 8
- Document Number: EP-200612-39
- Year: 2006
- Series: External Publications
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