Year: 1994 Source: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, v.4, (1994), p.122-133 SIEC No: 20011077

PRIDE is an acronym for Positive Reinforcement in Drug Education, a program implemented within the Chief Leschi schools of the Puyallup tribe in Tacoma, Washington. This paper describes the PRIDE program which addresses all aspects of substance abuse as it was implemented in the 1988-1989 school year. The project is prevention based & also incorporates strong intervention practices & policies as well as treatment referral & aftercare provision. The curriculum stresses self-esteem & the development of self-awareness. (1 ref.)