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Brain Abnormalities Among Marijuana Users

Posted on April 21, 2014 by in News

Study finds brain changes in young marijuana users The Boston scientists found that the degree of brain changes appeared to be directly related to the amount participants smoked per week. By Kay Lazar From The Boston Globe A new study by by Boston researchers indicates that young adults who occasionally smoked marijuana show abnormalities in […]

Wil Wheaton Gives Advice on Being a Nerd and It Goes Viral

Posted on April 3, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

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 […]

Percentage of College Freshmen Drinking Beer in the Past Year Remains at Historically Low Levels

Posted on April 3, 2014 by in News

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 […]

National D.A.R.E Day, April 3, 2014

Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Events, News

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.

2014 Los Angeles Benefit Reception

Posted on March 19, 2014 by in Events, News

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 […]

D.A.R.E. Officers Teach Kids Life Skills

Posted on March 3, 2014 by in Hometown, Mississippi, News

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 […]

Bismarck Holds D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on February 4, 2014 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

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 […]

Marijuana Use by U.S. 12th Graders Increases Even as Alcohol and Cigarette Use Continue to Decline

Posted on January 28, 2014 by in News

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 […]

The D.A.R.E Song

Posted on January 15, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Officer Tools, Officers

D.A.R.E. Song

Lyrics by Michael Wagman, Music by John Andrew Tartaglia

Let’s Not Kid Ourselves About Marijuana

Posted on January 11, 2014 by in Colorado, News

A user selects marijuana strains to purchase at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary in Denver, Colorado.Getty Images

Colorado makes pot legal, ‘Rocky Mountain high’ jokes follow. Now watch the tragedies start piling up.