The text addresses aspects of how drug prevention has become an educational issue. The aim is to understand how the schooling model has worked as a means for drug prevention to emerge in the school times and spaces as a technology targeted to govern the population and manage social risks, while drug use was increasing and this phenomenon was conceived as a "social problem". As we see it, including drug prevention as a school subject is part of the deepening of a political rationality towards social risk management. Therefore we examined the annals of a 1970's event which proposed several measures to prevent drugs, including the school approach to this issue. We analyzed the operative statements in this document, and concluded that there is a historic process of guiding education for political purposes of social control.
Education; Preventing drug use; School model; Governmentality