Source: Examiner.com Wil Wheaton has some advice for those who are called nerds and bullied as children. During a panel at the Denver Comic Con in June of 2013, Wheaton was asked if he was ever called a nerd and how he handled it by a young girl. “The Big Bang Theory” and “Star Trek […]
Source: CESAR FAX, University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research The percentage of U.S. college freshmen reporting that they drank beer occasionally or frequently in the past year has declined significantly since the early 1980s, according to data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s annual college freshman survey. In 1982, a record 73.7% of […]
Each year one day, National D.A.R.E. Day, is set aside to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of D.A.R.E., as well as the students having graduated from D.A.R.E. their D.A.R.E. Officers and schools and law enforcement agencies hosting D.A.R.E.
In 2014, National D.A.R.E. Day will be observed on Thursday, April 3rd. Please join with others in the nationwide observance commemorating D.A.R.E.’s thirty years of service to students and their parents.
D.A.R.E. trains local police officers who in turn serve as a local resource in helping educate young people on how to resist peer pressure and refrain from drug use, violence, and other high-risk behaviors.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles. Thirty years later, D.A.R.E is now in over 70% of the school districts nationwide. D.A.R.E. implementations can also be found in 53 other nations around the world.
As a Nation, we must work to raise a drug-free and healthy generation of 21st-century leaders. Substance abuse and its consequences have grave impacts on our society—destroying lives, tearing apart families, and introducing drug-related violence to our neighborhoods.
Young Americans especially need the help and support of caring adults to resist pressure to use drugs or engage in other harmful activities.
We must address the use of illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as prescription drug abuse, among youth by building knowledge of the warning signs and risks associated with substance abuse. Though parents must take the lead in teaching the value of drug-free living, friends, mentors, teachers, and neighbors also have roles to play in helping adolescents understand the dangers of alcohol and drug addiction.
By joining together to tackle this issue and encourage positive behavior, communities can help young people reject the pressure to try illicit substances or engage in other hazardous activity.
You are cordially invited to the Los Angeles Benefit Reception HONORING The Honorable Jackie Lacey LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY The Honorable Steve Cooley FORMER LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY HOSTED BY Sherry & Skip Miller SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY Don Felder FORMERLY OF THE EAGLES ★ Saturday, May 3, 2014 […]
Right: Moss Point Upper Elementary School fifth-graders Noe Quezada, left, and Marlana Lewis listen as Moss Point police D.A.R.E. officer Darius Wilson teaches a class there. JOHN FITZHUGH — SUN HERALD Click image for larger view Officer Darius Wilson of the Moss Point Police Department can be seen patrolling the city streets, but more often than not he’s also […]
Approximately 40 Bismarck fifth graders took part in Friday’s D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony held in the school cafeteria under the direction of St. Francois County Deputy Gary Carver, long-time D.A.R.E. instructor (back row, middle). At the program, two students — Jathan Thilking and Teagan Ryder — read their required essays aloud to their fellow students. Click […]
Read at the University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research website The percentage of U.S. high school seniors reporting the use of alcohol or cigarettes in the past month has decreased significantly since the 1970s, according to data from the national Monitoring the Future survey. Alcohol use decreased from a high of 72.1% in […]
Lyrics by Michael Wagman, Music by John Andrew Tartaglia
Colorado makes pot legal, ‘Rocky Mountain high’ jokes follow. Now watch the tragedies start piling up.
Join the National Drug Facts Week on January 27 – February 2, 2014 What: Be a part of National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) —organize events to help teens learn the scientific facts about drug abuse and addiction. Who: National Drug Facts Week is organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the […]