TEACHING ABOUT DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO
It is the goal of the Tannehill Board of Education to develop a program of instruction concerning drugs, alcohol, and tobacco so that students may learn the adverse and dangerous effects of drugs on the human mind and body and the proper usage of prescription and nonprescription medicines.
The philosophy of this school district is that drug abuse includes any physical or mental state resulting from the use of a drug for any purpose other than its medically prescribed use if appropriate. The board believes that prevention requires education, and that the most important aspect of the policies and guidelines of the district should be the education of each individual student.
It is the intent of this school district to coordinate its efforts and activities with appropriate state and local health and law enforcement agencies and drug and alcohol abuse programs within the community which provide drug education, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions are adopted:
"Alcohol" means any nonintoxicating alcoholic beverage or alcoholic beverage as defined in Oklahoma Statutes, Title 37;
"Drug" means articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; articles, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; and articles intended for use as a component of any article specified herein. “Illicit drugs” includes tobacco and tobacco products.
Objectives of the Drug Education Curriculum
1. To create an awareness of the drug problem including prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation, and law enforcement on the local, state, national, and international levels.
2. To inform students of the effect of narcotics, sedatives, hallucinogens, and other drugs.
3. To relate the use of drugs and alcohol to physical, mental, social, and emotional consequences.
4. To encourage students to adopt appropriate attitudes toward pain, stress, and discomfort.
5. To understand the need for seeking professional advice in dealing with problems related to physical and mental health.
6. To understand the personal, social, and economic problems causing the misuse of drugs and alcohol.
7. To develop an interest in preventing illegal use of drugs in the community.
TEACHING ABOUT DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO (Cont.)
The superintendent is directed to develop a drug education curriculum implementing these objectives. The superintendent is further directed to develop an addendum to this policy describing the health hazards of drug usage.
REFERENCE: 70 O.S. §1210.229-1, et seq.
Public Law 101-226