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March 14, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
State and federal education officials have cited UC Irvine's program for creating drug-free schools and communities as one of the top in the nation for 1991. School districts send their teachers to UCI to learn teaching techniques. In separate evaluations conducted last fall, UCI's drug-education program for new and current teachers was ranked as one of the top 12 in the country and one of the top four in California.
September 23, 1986 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Responding to the pervasive sale and use of "crack" cocaine and other illegal drugs in Southeast San Diego, community leaders on Monday announced a "Citizens Rally Against Drug Abuse" for this weekend. "We recognize that this community is facing a crisis of major proportions in the area of drug abuse," said Bishop George McKinney of St. Stephen's Church of God In Christ, one of the rally's principal organizers. "The sheer numbers of drug abusers is overwhelming.
October 18, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON
The city's drug-prevention efforts moved forward on two fronts this week, as the city won a $150,000 federal anti-drug grant and announced plans to hire a citywide coordinator for drug education.
March 11, 1990
I attended the anti-drug rally in Santa Ana and came away with two reactions. The first was a feeling of anger--anger because rally organizers sent the hundreds of schoolchildren in attendance a double message. Preceding all the "Just Say No" speeches was a kind of festival of sex and violence: a karate expert showed kids that smashing boards--and perhaps people--is great fun; an impersonator suggested that killing drug dealers would abolish the drug problem; the Rams cheerleaders promoted the sort of shallow sexuality that isn't too different from the drugs we rightly fear.
February 12, 2012 | By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times
How can you tell if a co-worker might have a substance abuse problem, and what should you do about it? Here are tips from experts: Watch for signs: According to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, indications that an employee might have a substance abuse problem include work absences without notification, frequent disappearances from the work site, work performance that alternates between high and low productivity, and progressive deterioration...
Drug use among teenagers fell about 15% last year to about 1 in 10 adolescents, but use among young adults rose to its highest level since 1989, a government study indicated Wednesday. Among the 12- to 17-year-olds surveyed in 1998, about 10% said that they had used drugs in the previous month, down from about 11.5% in the year before. Federal officials pointed to the findings as a clear sign that the country has "turned the corner" in the war on drugs.
November 30, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
The co-founders of the "Drug Use is Life Abuse" program have been named winners of United Way's 1993 Alexis de Tocqueville award. Sheriff Brad Gates and Michael K. Hayde, president of Western National Properties, will receive the honor during a ceremony Dec. 8 at the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Center in Costa Mesa. Gates and Hayde developed the program as a way to keep youths from taking drugs. The program includes drug education classes in schools throughout the county.
December 13, 1989 | From United Press International
President Bush signed legislation Tuesday to provide an additional 700 police officers for the District of Columbia, where drug-related violence has given the city the title "murder capital." He also signed a law to require all schools that receive federal aid to have anti-drug education programs. It provides federal grants to establish such initiatives in at-risk school districts. Both measures are aimed at escalating the nation's war on drugs. The President earlier signed the bulk of an $8.
January 5, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
In a bid to become a "model city" in the war on drugs, city officials plan to recruit residents for a task force on drug and alcohol abuse. The city plans a public meeting Jan. 25 to outline its anti-drug effort and enlist interested residents for its task force. The city's campaign against drug and alcohol abuse is endorsed by the county's Alcohol and Drug Education Prevention Team. County officials are expected to attend the city's Jan. 25 session.
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