Me and My Friends and Our Booze: Teacher's Guide

Description

27 pages
Contains Bibliography

Year

1984

Contributor

Reviewed by Barbara Lokach

Barbara Lokach was a social worker and freelance writer based in Toronto.

Review

Me and My Friends and Our Booze: A Photo Story, by David Paperny and Donna Paulionis, and the accompanying Teacher’s Guide by Karen Landheer constitute a teaching package of drug education aimed at adolescents.

This package, which also includes a thirty-minute videotape from which the Photo Story was adapted, has been put out by the Addiction Research Foundation which, in addition to treatment, specializes in public education/research of substance abuse.

Me and My Friends and Our Booze excellently “covers several aspects of alcohol: factual information, psychological and behavioral effects, reasons for drinking, and the role of advertising” in a very readable format. The use of a videotape/photostory further drives these points home on a personalized level.

However, as drinking may be very much a part of many adolescents’ social groups, the effect such literature will have in curtailing the drinking pattern remains to be studied.

Citation

Landheer, Karen, “Me and My Friends and Our Booze: Teacher's Guide,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/37818.