Why isn't Methamphetamine and other hard core drugs taught in D.A.R.E.?
The goal of D.A.R.E. is to give kids the confidence and knowledge to say no to all drugs. D.A.R.E. focuses on “gateway” drugs. Gateway drugs are defined as “A habit-forming substance whose use may lead to the abuse of drugs that are more addictive or more dangerous.” Examples of gateway drugs are: Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, and inhalants. Studies have shown that users of methamphetamine (meth) and other hard core drugs, started abusing gateway drugs before they tried the hardcore drugs. Although not all kids who use gateway drugs turn to hard core drugs, nearly all hardcore drug users started with gateway drugs and experimented down to the devastating hardcore drugs. The gateway drugs studied in D.A.R.E. are also shown to be the mostly likely drugs offered to 5th and 6th graders. A supplemental methamphetamine lesson can be taught if time and scheduling permits.

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1. How to keep your child drug free?
2. What is my child being taught in D.A.R.E.?
3. What must my child do to successfully complete D.A.R.E.?
4. My child is on probation can he still participate in D.A.R.E.?
5. My child has a learning disability, can my child still participate?
6. What happens at the D.A.R.E. graduation?
7. If a student does not do their work can they still participate in the D.A.R.E. graduation?
8. How is D.A.R.E. funded?
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10. Why is D.A.R.E. taught by a Police Officer?
11. What if I do not want my student to participate in D.A.R.E.?
12. Why isn't Methamphetamine and other hard core drugs taught in D.A.R.E.?