A. R. E. Has Changed My Life

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Jannelle Quiros How D.A.R.E. Has Changed My Life “Do you want to smoke a cigarette?” “No, I have homework and chores to do.” This is one of the many ways I have learned to say no to cigarettes. D.A.R.E. has taught me numerous things; including: how to refuse dangerous substances as well as how to deal with stress, and how to speak and act confidently. D.A.R.E. is a fun and informative program that has made a positive impact on my family and I. My uncle smoked about a pack of cigarettes a day but when I shared the health effects and ingredients with him, he narrowed it down to half a pack. I might have not stopped him completely, but I definitely helped him. Thanks to D.A.R.E. my uncle and his family are safer. To begin with, I have learned many things in this program. First, I learned about substance abuse. For instance, …show more content…

Decision Making Model. Although I only learned about this a few weeks ago I have already started using it in my everyday life. For example, when I am at school and someone is pressuring me to do something that I know is wrong, I think about the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model to help me make my decision. First I would define the problem or challenge. Next, I would think about my choices. I would analyze my options on what I could do. Then, I would have to respond and make a choice using the facts and information I have gathered. Finally, I would review my choice, and think about the decision I have made. Did I make the right one? This is how to use the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model. This has helped me understand many different concepts. Not only has this been useful during D.A.R.E. but also in many other occasions. I have used this at school when I see someone is getting mistreated, or when I am at home using the kitchen and there is something on the stove and I want to make sure I don’t get burned. This is one of the many things I learned in

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