Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"Since 2014, when we reinstituted DARE, hundreds of Bradley County schools fifth-graders have learned how to avoid the pitfall of 'experimentation' with drugs and alcohol, as well as the dangers of tobacco use and how to deal with bullying...
There is a constant battle going on that I know DARE can help successfully fight. It's the battle of the notion that 'Drug and alcohol and tobacco use are no big deal' that is started by society through popular culture and the internet. Children are bombarded by movies, TV and the internet's assumptions that 'Hey, give it a try, it can't hurt just once.' This is where the DARE program in your child's school can be of great, possibly lifesaving value."
"Shattering the Myths," clevelandbanner.com, Jan. 29, 2017