It is appropriate to warn against the tendency to overdo it, especially artificial associations of alcohol issues with the teaching material. In the curricula of many subjects there are so many occasions for a natural correlation between the topic of the lesson and the issue of upbringing in sobriety, that there is no concern, that the teacher must wait from grade 4 through grade 8 for a formally defined curriculum opportunity to discuss with students the effects of alcohol on the individual and social relationships.


In shaping the human personality, it is particularly important to develop and deepen the sphere of feelings. It is directly related to the tasks of social and moral education. Experience confirms the role of the so-called noble feelings in shaping the desired ideological and social attitude of students. Experience rejects opinion, that the modern generation of young people lacks emotional sensitivity. Superficial observation easily mistakes a pose for a real posture. The truth is not that, that it was impossible to reach young people's feelings, but on this, that young people do not recognize the motivation of a sentimental affectation and do not like to expose their emotional experiences.

This is why, appreciating the role of feelings in shaping the right attitude of young people towards all forms and effects of alcohol abuse, it should be considered a methodological error to reduce the whole issue to the emotional level and to replace thorough information and substantive argumentation with moral slogans. This is a particularly justified warning, especially when the topic discussed with students is the effects of parents' drunkenness and alcoholism.

A similar type of methodological misunderstanding is the widespread use of illustrations in the propaganda practice of not so long ago, which depicted the drunken father of the family abusing his wife and children with realism down to the smallest detail.