New York - HE K-12 curriculum—alcohol and drug use/abuse (MS): Curricula

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

8 CRR-NY 135.3

(a) Provision for health education.
It shall be the duty of the trustees and boards of education to provide a satisfactory program in health education in accordance with the needs of pupils in all grades. This program shall include, but shall not be limited to, instruction concerning the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

8 CRR-NY 135.1

(j) Health education means instruction in understandings, attitudes and behavior in regard to the several dimensions of health. This instruction relates to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, safety, mental health, nutrition, dental health, sensory perception, disease prevention and control, environmental and public health, consumer health, first aid, and other health-related areas.

Education Consolidated Laws Section 804

  1. All schools shall include, as an integral part of health education, instruction so as to discourage the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and promote attitudes and behavior that enhance health, well being, and human dignity.
    Source: New York State Senate
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