So has anyone on here taken this program through school? I did I thought it was a waste of school funds, and a waste of my time.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education?
No, not really, but when I was in junior high, one of my classes had a six-week period during which a bunch of people from various groups came in and told us why we shouldn't drugs or have sex before marriage.
Does that mean you could do drugs after marriage?
We had some “drug danger” lectures, but I can’t remember if it was specifically DARE.
Got some cool cartoons with characters shooting up and jumping off roofs, a coloring book called “Captain Detroit” and a neat rap about “The Wizard of Crack” who apparently looked like a lich.
I’m the wizard of crack
And you know me
I come in your school
Without proper I.D.
That’s about all I can remember, but there were several verses, the last one saying something about “YOU WILL DIE”
Anyway, my elementary school was more into lectures/programs about “Stranger Danger” and warning about pedos rather than drugs.
You're a crack wizard, Harry.
The general problem I had with it is that it just shows the consequences of taking drugs and the reasons why or even the help someone might get if they have a problem.
Yeah, but it never stopped anyone from smoking weed in the graveyard. My school's more keen on ridiculous music videos about optimism and anti-bullying.
I've never heard of it until now.
I wish people offered me free drugs half as much as D.A.R.E. suggests.
I remember my days being warned of drugs. I was warned that my friends would try to pressure me to do weed. As it turns out, people on weed aren't pushy, pressuring people.
Im a pot head and none of the * insert long and frankly bull$hit list of dire stuff * happened to me that d.a.r.e said would.
The dare program does not work and it probably never did.
Like intensive culling programs?
Basically, no one should use drugs or alcohol until 24-26 if they can help it. You are correct.
My high school is a open kind of campus, but some areas smell knee deep in weed, in wasn't even a week ago that the locker room had the smell. Then there was freshman during basketball who was sitting in the corner with his friends, turns out he had one of those edibles and it looked like a fruity pebble rice crispy.
THEN there was a instance five years back before I was there that somone decided it would be smart to store their weed in a storage room for our music class. I didn't even know about that untill one of the students gave me a tour of the class.
Another freshman was suspended for having a bong in his backpack.
I see hooka pipes everywhere on the floor, one of my friends I think is supplying em, most people think there's weed inside which I don't think is the case as he gets em from amazon, but i don't think he cares as long as he gets paid.
Tl;dr I'm not for huffing the puff, especially like a dumbass at school , but programs like this are ineffective, I would rather save a class that needs the funds.
I had that when I was in middle school. One of the kids in my school is actually the son of a D.A.R.E. officer. Basically all we did is how to turn down drugs, and to report it. And of course, told why they are bad, but that doesn't stop about the 1/8 of the students in my grade that smoke pot.
Hhaha, an "officer." There have been other countries where rewards are given to those who report others.
Weed is now legal in 24 states in the U.S.
Do you know how expensive and time-consuming it is to repeal laws? It won't happen any time soon, and it's much easier to just ignore it than fuss about it before it becomes a problem, (If you haven't noticed, the government isn't very proactive) much like people aren't arrested these days for carrying ice cream cones in their back pockets and/or jumping the border with poultry on their heads.
I thought that program was killed in the 90's. That's when it was big. Every cop had that sticker on his window. It was indicative of the "war on drugs," which has thus far locked up millions of non-violent criminals in a privatized prison system which forces the "inmates" to work for 30 cents an hour.
All the DARE program ever should have said was:
"You're right, drugs and alcohol aren't that bad. But if you use before 24, you just increase the probability that the habits you start now tend to turn into lifelong behaviors. That's just how the brain works. Do what you want, and we won't arrest you. But you'll waste years experimenting and going to rehab. It will suck."
...and also, here's what your skin looks like when you get cirrhosis. Enjoy!