Sex and Drug Education in Schools: Are There Parallels?
Posted by Kenneth W. Tupper on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
What do school-based drug educators and sex educators have to learn from one another? Perhaps a great deal, especially considering some of the historical parallels of the evolution of these subjects in the curriculum and the perennial challenges they have posed to parents, teachers, and school administrators. Read more
The Power of Stigma and Its Impact on Drug Use
Posted by Cecilia Benoit, Mikael Jansson & Bill McCarthy on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Why are people involved in sex work more likely to use “hard” drugs such as cocaine and heroin than someone working as a server in a restaurant? Is it because they are “immoral” or “bad” people, or is it because their occupation is more stigmatized? If our society directed less stigma or judgment toward this group, would there be less use of hard drugs and smaller differences in substance use between sex workers and servers? Our research seems to indicate yes. Read more