Schools D.A.R.E. To Get Real

Schools D.A.R.E. To Get Real
Posted by CN Staff on October 29, 2002 at 08:05:33 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: Associated Press
An overhauled version of the much-maligned D.A.R.E. anti-drug program shows promising results in early trials, researchers said, suggesting that lessons once reserved for fifth-graders could be reborn someday for pupils in elementary school through high school.Researchers found that seventh-graders in six cities who took part in the new curriculum were more likely to find using drugs socially inappropriate than a control group, were better at refusing drugs and had fewer misconceptions about how many of their peers use drugs. They were also less likely to say they would use inhalants.
"It shows us that the program is doing what it intended to do, and in a very significant way," said Zili Sloboda, an epidemiologist at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at the University of Akron.The results were being released Tuesday by the university.Sloboda, who led the study, said it's too early to tell if the new program will have significant impact on drug use but anticipated a follow-up program in high school will help children stay off drugs just as pressure to use them begins in earnest."These kids are prepared now," she said. "Now we've got to reinforce that when they enter the ninth grade." Historical D.A.R.E. Researchers studied about 15,500 seventh-graders, some of whom took part in the new curriculum and others, in a control group, who didn't. They plan to follow the students until their junior year in high school.D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, was created by police officers in Los Angeles in 1983, to teach fifth-graders about the dangers of drugs. The program has been implemented in 80 percent of school districts, but over the past few years critics have said it doesn't work.A study last August by the University of North Carolina found that several top anti-drug programs, including the original version of D.A.R.E., were either ineffective or hadn't been sufficiently tested.Other researchers have found that illegal drug use among teenagers has remained level or decreased over the past few years, partly because adults are warning students about drug use and encouraging kids to nurture other interests. Repeated, real The new D.A.R.E. curriculum will target students not only in fifth grade, but in seventh and ninth grades as well. Teachers will also help teach lessons, unlike the current program, which is taught largely by police officers.Sloboda said the new program also will involve more lifelike situations and help students confront peer pressure more effectively.Sue Foster, director of policy research and analysis at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, said she is encouraged that the new D.A.R.E. program includes more lessons with real-life situations, and that teachers are asked to become more involved. But she said curriculum-based programs such as D.A.R.E. "are of inherently limited value" because they don't address many reasons children might turn to drugs."If we really want to be serious about preventing substance abuse, we have to take a far more comprehensive view," she said. "We have to think about what schools can do to increase kids' attachment to schools, to make sure drugs aren't available at school."The study, financed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is following students in Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; and St. Louis, Missouri.Newshawk: TecHnoCultSource: Associated Press Published: October 29, 2002Copyright: 2002 Associated Press CannabisNews DARE Archives
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Comment #5 posted by DdC on October 29, 2002 at 14:49:03 PT
Re-Packaged Garbage is Still Garbage...
The following companies get tax write offs for donating to the DARE FRCn Partnerships. It has nothing to do with kids taking drugs. As you can see many Pharmaceutical Korpses sponsor this repackaged lie. Thugczar Wally launders the money through his Philanthropy Rountable. Besides profiting on urine analysis and selling fictional books about the drug war. Then trying to turn that fiction into reality perpetuating the war on the poor using cannabis. Advertizing to keep out cannabis competition and to perpetuate the war on ganja and then getting a tax write off for the effort. Only in the Fatherland. Hitler had nothing on these fascist...Peace, Love and Liberty or the Child Molesting!DdCAssassins of Youth Poster assassins of youth...DARE the FRCn PDFA (Includes) of DARE, DARE to be Honest, DARE is ineffective, Anti-Drug Pledge of Allegiance Stirs Controversy, The DARE Program and a Parent's Concerns, Study Questions Effectiveness Of DARE, DARE Impaired, Just Say No to DARE, Jack Griffin anti-DARE, Response to the War Zeolots PDFA, The Partnership: Hard Sell in the Drug War, This is your Ad Campaign on Tax Money. Any Questions?, Who is really behind the Partnership For A Drug Free America, Institute for a drugfree Partnership for Drug Policy Facts & Alternatives... 
URL: DARE Articles & Archives: doesn't work, study finds... "Kids in the suburbs who were exposed to the D.A.R.E. program, who participated in D.A.R.E., actually had significantly higher levels of drug use than suburban kids who did not get the D.A.R.E. program, said Rosenbaum. This was very disturbing to us." has stranglehold on Drug education!
Communities should have alternatives to using the DARE program, becuause of it's ineffectiveness. There are other programs out there infinitely more effective, but DARE has a stranglehold on drug education. DARE has, you stated contributed to increased drug use, and should be replaced with a more effective program. DARE gets some of it's funding from Pharmaceutical companies, so there lies a dubious fact right there. http://www.mamas.orgMedia Campaign Update Fact Sheets - Media Campaign
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Comment #4 posted by canaman on October 29, 2002 at 09:26:54 PT
D.A.R.E. to be honest!
Just GREAT! A new and "improved" D.A.R.E.! To bad it's the same old worn out lies.
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Comment #3 posted by WolfgangWylde on October 29, 2002 at 09:07:57 PT
Standard D.A.R.E...
modus operandi. Time and again, when credible researchers (note: credible means NOT the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) point out that DARE doesn't work, the retort is that those stuides were on the "old" DARE, and now we have a new and improved version.  When the new and improved version is shown to not work either, they will have yet another version to foist upon schools. Bottom line: its the ol' bait and switch, and the only goal is to keep the tax dollars flowing.
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on October 29, 2002 at 08:31:54 PT
This is disgusting to me
"suggesting that lessons once reserved for fifth-graders could be reborn someday for pupils in elementary school through high school."Basically, the AP wants all American youth to have class in math, science, english, and Police. Why would that be a good idea? What American value does that represent?To me it's repugnant. I also just can't understand why anyone would embrace this. Why would the AP want this? I can understand if they hate potsmokers, but I can't understand why any parent would want their kid indoctrinated into a police state.I mean, I hate Republicans with a passion. Why would having my children going to police schools assuage those feelings of hate? I don't get it.
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Comment #1 posted by mrherbalwarrior on October 29, 2002 at 08:23:16 PT:
Manchurian who?
I've always felt that dare, is basically mind control over our children, Children are very easily influenced, especially by teachers. So the gov't is gonna step in and say hey kids, this is the "truth" about drugs. When really its what the gov't wants kids to believe about drugs, like marijuana will make you go insane(i still remeber watchin reefer madness in my dare class) and dare claims that its just a small minority of the population using drugs, when really they dont have any idea how many of us there are out there, so they poll 10,000 people, and 1,000 use drugs, well plop, you coulda polled 10,000 police officers and said hey, this is the way the whole country is. So kids
Dare to do drugs, Dare to expand your mind, and DO think other then what your gov't tells you
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