Interdisciplinary Social Work Journal


This paper is about assisting teachers to identify and help to change and retain deviant students. The major focus is on the instruction and training of teachers on how alcohol and drugs affect a person's body and behavior, and the effective methods for helping to change that behavior. In order to accomplish this objective, the paper is divided into following separate, but interrelated, sections: introduction; teachers can make a difference; a theoretical reverberation on alcohol, drugs and deviant behavior; the physiology of alcohol and drug abuse; politeness strategies for communicating with deviant students; the teacher as decision-maker; the teacher as leader; the teacher as conflict resolver; then conclusion.