Prevention of Adolescent Drug Addictions

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Prevention of Adolescent Drug Addictions

Abstract Drug addictions among today’s adolescent is climbing to an all-time high rate. Parents need to become more proactive in the prevention of their children becoming addicted to drugs. However, parents alone cannot handle this overwhelming task, the local schools and the community will need to take action also. Together this is a possible task, team work and consistency will prevail and save adolescents from being drug addicts.

Prevention of Adolescent Drug Addictions Today’s adolescents are becoming addicted to drugs each day. At some point this trend must be stopped. If it is not the future of the youth is meek. Parents must be held responsible for being the
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is a collaborative effort of the essential components of a community: students, parents, schools, law-enforcement and community leaders. D.A.R.E. places specially trained peace officers in classrooms to deliver sophisticated, science and evidence-based curricula teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. Originally created to address illicit substance experimentation and abuse, D.A.R.E. has evolved into a comprehensive kindergarten-12th grade and community program addressing drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety and other high risk circumstances that are a part of the daily life of students.” This program has divided the grades K-12 into sub sections; they in turn gear the information to each sub section then. There are presentations on methamphetamine, prescription/over-the-counter drug abuse, bullying, cyber bullying, gangs, and internet safety (dare.org). In fact D.A.R.E. is such an important part of our communities now that President Obama recently spoke about the program. April 8, 2010 President Barack Obama had this to say, “Every day, young Americans face pressures to engage in violent activities, drug us, and other harmful behavior. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to empowering our children to resist violence and substance abuse. Drug dependence affects individuals from all backgrounds, and it debilitating effects often go unaddressed. Too many of our families are afflicted by addiction, and too many live

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