Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||Marty Lederhandler/The Associated Press|
|Context||In 1983, Nancy Reagan lent her support to the Reagan Administration's drug-abuse-prevention program.|
|Purpose||To promote a public advertising campaign to persuade young adults to "just say no to drugs."|
During the 1980s, the federal government attempted to combat drug abuse through prevention and education programs, such as Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" to drugs program. President Reagan signed a proclamation for National Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Week in 1984. Although some questioned its effectiveness, the "Just Say No" campaign was the Republican approach to limit the role of the federal government and urge young adults to take personal responsibility for their actions by standing up to peer pressure.