100 Years of "Just Say No" Versus "Just Say Know"

  title={100 Years of "Just Say No" Versus "Just Say Know"},
  author={John E. Beck},
  journal={Evaluation Review},
  pages={15 - 45}
  • J. Beck
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Education
  • Evaluation Review
Through comparative socio-historical analysis of American school-based drug education, this review critically examines past perspectives and practices and how they shaped current pro grams. Among the key findings emerging from this analysis: Contrary to the popular belief that drug education began in the 1960s, its roots actually go back at least 115 years to the advent of compulsory temperance tnstruction. Although the particular substances targeted by such ap proaches have changed, the… 
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