The And Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Education Program

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“Facing unparalleled drug abuse among the youth in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, visionary Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983 launched an unprecedented and innovative substance abuse prevention education program. Children here in the United States and all over the world benefit from having D.A.R.E( Drug Abuse Resistance Education) in their schools. They teach children about the importance of avoiding joining gangs, doing drugs, and violence. Founded in 1983 in Los Angeles, D.A.R.E has become very successful. “ D.A.R.E is implemented in 75 percent of our nations school districts and is in more than 52 countries around the world.” “ D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.”. There are countless reasons why D.A.R.E is so successful. . “Its unparalleled delivery system utilizing law enforcement officers as instructors and the fact that it was the first program of its kind anywhere in the world have individually and collectively played a critical role in D.A.R.E.’s growth and expansion.”.
In order to stay popular and as useful and effective as back when it was first created, D.A.R.E needed highly respected friends in law enforcement, science and education. “It also needed the intelligent comments and recommendations of the program’s audience – school children”. Several…
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