Report Roundup: Malignant Neglect: Substance Abuse and America’s Schools

John Kelly, Andrew D. Beadle and Caroline Borolla
October 1, 2001

Sixty-one percent of high school students and 30 percent of middle school students say drugs are sold and used in their schools, says this study from the New York-based CASA. The study says schools spend more than $41 billion on drug-related services like counseling, response to violence, repairing property damage and disciplining youths. The report looks at the role of parents, youth, communities and school officials in the drug problem, and notes that many of popular drug education programs, such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), are not very effective. 117 pages. Free. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 633 Third Avenue, Floor 19, New York, NY 10017-6706. (212) 841-5227.

Kelly, John, Andrew D. Beadle, and Caroline Borolla. "Malignant Neglect: Substance Abuse and America’s Schools." Report Roundup. Youth Today, October 2001, p. 12-14.

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