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Substance Abuse Prevention Education Program (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-02-06

Duration: 00:16:59

Subjects: Education | Drugs | Louisiana. Department of Education | Substance abuse | DRUG ABUSE | Woodlawn High School (Baton Rouge, La.) | MARIJUANA | Heath, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1915-1999


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • McArdle, Bennie Interviewee
  • Smith, Shirley Interviewee
  • Heath, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the February 6, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the work of the state Department of Education’s Substance Abuse Prevention Education program at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge. This report includes an interview with Dr. Robert Heath of the Tulane Medical School. He discusses the long-term effect of marijuana and other drugs on the brain and the need for more study on the nature of addiction. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome