State law addresses alcohol and Drug-use/abuse.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-1210.229-2 Legislative findings and intent.
The Legislature finds that for the purpose of preventing drug and alcohol abuse among our young people, and for preventing or alleviating problems which lead to and are closely associated with drug and alcohol abuse, it is desirablethat all Oklahoma school districts develop and implement a curriculum for drug and alcohol abuse prevention for all grade levels. Such curriculum may include training in life skills, such as problem-solving, responsibility, communication and decision-making skills, which enable young people to successfully resist social and other pressures to engage in activities which are destructive to their health and future. The Legislature encourages all school districts to adopt as a goal for the year 1990 the full implementation of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs in their schools.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-1210.229-5 State Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Department of Education - Coordination with Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy Board - Joint duties.
A.The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Department of Education in conjunction with the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy Board shall:
- establish objective criteria, guidelines and a comprehensive integrated curriculum for substance abuse programs and the teaching of life skills in local schools and school districts;
Priority Academic Student Skills HEALTH/SAFETY EDUCATION
Alcohol and drug use/abuse is taught as part of health education.
Program of Excellence Safe and Healthy Schools
Rubric recommends that health education programs address essential topics to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
Substance Abuse Prevention
Site provides resources, including curricula, on substance use prevention.