|Titre :||New perspectives on drug education/prevention (2016)|
|Auteurs :||M. ROSENBAUM|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Vol.48, n°1, January-March 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||28-30|
|Note générale :||
Letter: Caputi T.L., Sabet K.A. Commentary on "New perspectives on drug education/prevention". Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2016; 48(3): p. 227-229.
Reply: Rosenbaum M. Dr. Rosenbaum Responds. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2016; 48(3): p. 230-231.
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention / Prevention)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEADOLESCENT ; EDUCATION POUR LA SANTE ; PREVENTION ; CANNABIS ; RECOMMANDATION
|Résumé :||In 2014, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia joined Colorado and Washington as voters approved initiatives to legally regulate and tax marijuana for adults. Other states, including California, are likely to follow in 2016. While none of these new laws allow sales to minors, there is widespread concern about the potential impact of these reforms on teenagers. Many worry that legalization will "send the wrong message," and increase access and availability, leading to an escalation in teenage use.This new social, political and cultural context presents a new challenge, as marijuana gradually becomes a normal part of the adult world, akin to alcohol. The movement toward legalization provides an opportunity to re-think our approach to teen drug education/prevention. This is the moment to examine current approaches, and devise innovative, pragmatic strategies for dealing with teens and marijuana (and other drug use). As we examine the issue of drug education/prevention in the context of legalization, we detail efforts that have been tried, and what is realistically possible to accomplish, with the health and safety of teenagers our highest priority. A reality-based approach advocates honest, science-based information; encourages moderation, if experimentation persists; promotes an understanding of the legal consequences and social context of drug use; emphasizes safety through personal responsibility and knowledge; and encourages the delay of experimentation with all intoxicating substances until adulthood.|
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Drug Policy Alliance, San Francisco, CA, USA|