An Acronym That Stands For Drug Abuse Resistance Education

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D.A.R.E. Essay What is D.A.R.E.? D.A.R.E is an acronym that stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. In D.A.R.E. they teach us about how to resist any drug, or something that messes with the way the mind and brain works. We have learned many things throughout the D.A.R.E. program. I am about to tell you what I have learned in D.A.R.E. program, how I have used the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model, and how I will use what I have learned in D.A.R.E. to make safe and responsible choices. I have learned many things in D.A.R.E. Some of them include how to make safe and responsible decisions by defining and assessing the problems and responding. One of the most important things I have learned in D.A.R.E. is communicating effectively. To…show more content…
If a person consumes too much alcohol, it could lead to a coma and possible death. Alcohol goes straight to your bloodstream and can damage every organ of a person’s body. Tobacco also affects your body in a negative way. Smoking can cause heart disease. The nicotine that is contained in cigarettes and chewing tobacco reduces the amount of blood that flows to the brain. This will cause interference with the way the brain works. Smokers typically have more colds and upper respiratory problems than non smokers. Smoking is also one of the causes of lung cancer. Chewing tobacco can cause mouth cancer, tooth loss, and other health problems. Smoking yellows your teeth and causes bad breath, and can dry your skin and cause wrinkles. I also learned facts about alcohol and tobacco use. There are 75,000 alcohol related deaths each year in the United States. If you mix alcohol with medicine it is very dangerous. Also, since teen bodies are still growing, alcohol affects them more severely than adults. There are more than 200 known harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke. Nicotine is a powerfully addictive substance that is found in cigarettes. Smoking is also the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Did you know more than 400,000 Americans die from tobacco related causes each year. Almost 50,000 deaths per year can be attributed to secondhand smoke. One of the first things we were taught D.A.R.E. was the D.A.R.E. Decision
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