2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:40A-8 - Findings, declarations
18A:40A-8. Findings, declarations
The Legislature finds and declares that:
a. A significant number of young people are unfortunately already involved in the abuse of alcohol and other drugs;
b. Research indicates that particular groups of youngsters, such as the children of alcoholic parents, may in fact face an increased risk of developing alcohol and other substance abuse problems and that early intervention services can be critical in their prevention, detection and treatment; and,
c. School-based initiatives have proven particularly effective in identifying and assisting students at a high risk of developing alcohol and other drug disturbances and in reducing absenteeism, decreasing the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, and in lessening the problems associated with such addictions.