Discretion of power abuse in high school [Beleid vir middelmisbruik in hoërskole]
Substance abuse amongst the youth is a growing concern in South Africa. There is also a need for schools to formulate a policy and to design programmes to deal with substance abuse in schools. The aim of this paper is to present some of the perceptions of learners on the relevance of formulating a policy for substance abuse in a school. The rest of the paper is devoted to a problem-solving model which can be used in the process of policy formulation. Recommendations are made that can be used by schools when formulating a policy for substance abuse.