Education Is An Integral Part Of A Child 's Upbringing

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Academia Education Academia education is considered an integral part of a child’s upbringing, and therefore it remains highly important to require academic institutions to educate and inform students regarding substance use and its consequences. SAMHSA recommends instituting programs at an early age, for example, the Good Behavior Game introduced in elementary schools, is a management strategy aimed at reducing aggressive, disruptive classroom behavior, a risk factor for adolescent and illicit drug abuse (SAMHSA, 2016). Similarly the focus group participants mentioned that Academia Education from K-12 grade needs to incorporate evidence-based programs in the academic curriculum in addressing alcohol and other drug use among the youth. NH young adults emphasized the importance of introducing substance misuse education in early school age from elementary while strengthening the current health curriculum in middle and high schools. “early intervention, messages about how it could affect their future.” “Start young-treat like sex ed starts in 6th grade)-Be more thorough and not just saying “don’t drink or do drugs.” Majority of the focus group participants identified the weaknesses and drawbacks associated with the current health education classes particularly in substance misuse education in middle and high schools. For example, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program introduced in the fifth grade is cited as a weak and ineffective program that employs scare
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