Does D.A.R.E. work?

Does DARE work? I had to take DARE 2 times, in 5th and 6th grades, but I would like to know if anyone thinks it actually works to prevent kids from using drugs?

Answer #1

No I don’t think D.A.R.E works. I mean seriously it might work for a minute but once them kids get away from that class and are with a group of not so good role models they are going to do what makes them fit in.

I don’t think there really is a way to make it so that kids don’t want to do drugs. I’ll be honest with you guys, I never wanted to do drugs until some of my peers started to do it all the time so I finally gave in and tried them. It was fun at first because I thought my mom would be mad but when she finally was just like ‘I know no matter what I say to you you’re going to do them, so go ahead but if you get caught it’s on you and I’m not going to save you.’ Granted the drug I tried wasn’t a big deal it was only marijuana and honestly I don’t think it’s a drug anyhow but once I realized that my mom didn’t protest it, it wasn’t fun anymore so I didn’t ever do it again.

I think she done the whole reverse psychology on me.


Answer #2

I’ve done DARE twice, and my impression is that it doesn’t stop all kids from doing drugs, but it definitely gives kids the information they need to make informed decisions about drugs. At least they are aware of the potential consequences, if nothing else - I’m sure if DARE didn’t exist there would be a lot more kids doing drugs.

Answer #3

whats Dare?

Answer #4

I was in DARE and I don’t do, and have never done, drugs or anything. Of course, I’m also not a complete idiot, and sincerely doubt I would have done them had I not taken DARE, but that’s beside the point.

I have no clue if it helps or not, but I can only imagine the only reason it wouldn’t is because people are stupid.

After some supposedly conclusive tests, they said kids who went through DARE were more likely to take drugs than to not, and as a result they basically just changed the name to ‘Life Skills’. Supposedly that is supposed to make a difference.

I will say, however, I cannot remember what DARE stands for. All I remember is ‘Drugs Are Really Expensive’.

Answer #5


Answer #6

it doesnt work

Answer #7

I was just doing some research on this question and found quite a few studies that prove it doesn’t work. Also, I was in DARE as in elementary school and the same students who took the “Drug Free Pledge” with me in elementary school are the same ones who were getting high by the time we hit high school. If anything I think DARE is counter productive because I learned about other ways to get high that I never even thought of before, and if it weren’t for my strict upbringing I probably would have tried it out. DARE is a huge waste of money. Sorry… hearts are in the right place, but it just doesn’t work.

Answer #8


Answer #9


lol dont listen to what people tell u, its all misleading information you need to do your own research and see for urself

These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum

-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs

-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit thanks to “bad journalism”

-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness

-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..

I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses


-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news high times magazine etc..

  • theres more to it than just getting high and I believe legalizing it would make this a better world to live in

-God bless the whole crop!

  • and for people that dont smoke, you dont need to smoke it to support it

-all the better reason for the government to legalize.. couple reasons why it should be legalized: -will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members -medical reasons -would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+) -would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed -prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders) -keep patients from being convicted -would provide millions of jobs for people -would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)

people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions

the list goes on

  • the War on Drugs is a failure, its a war on its own people. policies need to be changed we pay billions in taxpayers money to keep the war going and neither side is winning thats just a waste of our tax money I wonder what they do with all that money.. those greedy bastards just sell drugs back onto the street, you can even check urself on that there was a time when there was a cia operation transporting drugs overseas into america the government also provided Rick Ross with plenty of heroin to go around, course making money from it

the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!

-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite screw the federal government remember slavery? if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights eventually slavery was abolished same with alcohol prohibition eventually became re-legalized

  • its like theres some kind of conspiracy going on I sense the government is up to no good and trying to control us. credit cards, money, and now they have chips that can be implanted in skin for uselful reasons but if in the wrong hands well were pretty much fuct they hiding the truth from us its dangerous to be right when the government is wrong they got theyre privacy but we dont. they want to know everything were doing on our leisure time

get up stand up!

  • marijuanas not anti-establishment because its illegal, its illegal because its anti-establishment

all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed want to learn more? lets all make this a better place to live in!

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