July 12, 2018
No. 30, s. 2018
PREVENTIVE DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAM POLICY FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
To: Regional Secretary, ARMM
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
1.The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Preventive Drug Education Program Policy for Curriculum and Instruction in support of the National Drug Education Program as provided in Section 43, Article IV of Republic Act No. 9165, hereunder quoted as follows: Instruction on drug abuse prevention and control shall be integrated in the elementary, secondary and tertiary curricula of all public and private schools, whether general, technical, vocational or agro-industrial as well as in nonformal, informal and indigenous learning systems. Such instructions shall include: (1) Adverse effects of the abuse and misuse of dangerous drugs on the person, the family, the school and the community; (2) Preventive measures against drug abuse; (3) Health, socio-cultural, psychological, legal and economic dimensions and implications of the drug problem; (4) Steps to take when intervention on behalf of a drug dependent needed, as well as the services available for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents; and (5) Misconceptions about the use of dangerous drugs such as, but not limited to, the importance and safety of dangerous drugs for medical and therapeutic use as well as the differentiation between medical patients and drug dependents in order to avoid confusion and accidental stigmatization in the consciousness of the students otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2001.
Likewise, as stated in the Political Declaration and Plan of Action of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) of which the Philippines is a member, the worlds drug problem remains a common and shared responsibility that requires effective and increased international cooperation that demands an integrated, multidisciplinary, and balanced approach to supply and demand reduction strategies.
- The policy aims to:
- Strengthen the implementation of the PDEP in schools and CLCs through curriculum integration across all learning areas;
- Provide capability for DepEd personnel in the implementation of the
- Ensure that PDEP services are available and accessible to all learners, teaching and non-teaching personnel;
- Create strong partnership with various stakeholders in promoting the PDEPl
- Encourage PDE research for evidence-based decision-making and policy formulation;
- Establish a strategic and systematic monitoring, evaluation and feedback mechanism to ensure continuity of the program; and
- Ensure allocation of funds for program sustainability.
3. This Order shall take effect immediately upon its approval.
4. All Orders, Memoranda, and other issuances inconsistent with this policy are deemed repealed, rescinded, or amended accordingly upon its effectivity.
5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
DepEd Order No. 12, s. 2009
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