"Cover Story" piece on Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), the 18-year-old t
"Cover Story" piece on Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), the 18-year-old taxpayer-funded, anti-drug program subscribed to by roughly 75 percent of Maine's schools. In Maine, DARE has been in existence since 1988 and enrolls about 37,000 students annually, according to Alan Hammond, DARE's Maine coordinator. On Sept. 5, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, which is associated with Columbia University, released a study based on 10,000 random telephone interviews nationwide and concluding that DARE, which is also anti-alcohol and anti-tobacco, showed little evidence of any extended impact. Cumberland County sheriff Mark Dion says DARE is an opportunity for the police to obtain funding. And Kimberly Cook, a criminology professor at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, says DARE actually teaches kids how to use drugs and how to get away with it. With statistics provided by the state's Office of Substance Abuse.
Drug Abuse Resistance Program (DARE), Substance abuse
Tapley, Lance, ""Cover Story" piece on Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), the 18-year-old t" (2001). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 473.