In the last couple months we have been in a program called D.A.R.E. D.A.R.E stands for Drug, Abuse, Resistance, and Education. Another meaning is Define, Assess, Respond, and Evaluate. This program teaches children about how drugs effected you in any way, also why you shouldn’t use drugs unless a doctor prescribes them to you. D.A.R.E helps people make and choose better choices.
D.A.R.E teaches kids how to say No to drugs and what kind of peer pressure there are. There are five peer pressure Friendly peer pressure, teasing peer pressure, heavy peer pressure, indirect peer pressure, and positive peer pressure. D.A.R.E taught us a lot of good way to respond to theses pressures. Here a some examples saying “No”, changing the subjected, skipping CD, and walking away. Those are some good choices of how to respond to someone if they ask you to do a drug with them. My favorite one is the skipping CD. It is my favorite because all you do is keep saying No.
One of my favorite things that we did in D.A.R.E is if you wore your D.A.R.E shirt your class got extra recess if no more than two people for got their shirt. Like if three people for got to ware their shirt then we didn’t get to go outside. But if two or less for got their shirt we still get recess. We have a lot of fun in D.A.R.E!!!
I think if you had to choose what program your school should have I would pick D.A.R.E. the reason I would pick D.A.R.E is because it shows kids why they should stay off drugs here are some examples why you should do drugs If you play a sport they will kick you off, if you have a job and you want to keep it then stay off drugs, and there are lots more. So i would recommend not to do drugs!!!
These are some are some health effects that Marijuana- Smoking Marijuana causes breathing problems, Marijuana users have more colds and upper respiratory problems, Marijuana affects your brain and body. Examples are:
*short-term memory loss
*Loss of the ability to concentrate
*slows coordination and reflexes
*affects your ability to judge distance, speed and reaction time these important in sports or even riding a bike
Alcohol is a very dangerous thing. Using alcohol while driving is illegal. It is illegal because, many people get hurt, because the person using alcohol mint not be able to see straight and get in a car accident and injure or kill the other person. In D.A.R.E we put on D.U.I goggles. They make you see funny. They make you see like a drunk person. You have to walk a line and catch a ball. I couldn’t walk the line but I caught the ball. It was really hard to walk the line, because once you put on the goggles the line wasn’t where it was when you didn’t have the goggles on. A lot of teenagers use alcohol. They use alcohol for many reasons. Like to make them look cool, having problems, being bullied. Lots of things. Here are some health effects if you use alcohol:
*Alcohol slows down your brain and body.
*Loss of coordination
*Loss of self-control
*Too much alcohol can slow down the body and lead to coma and death
*Alcohol goes directly into your bloodstream and can increase your risk for a variety of diseases.
*Alcohol damage every organ in your body
*If you are with others who are drinking, there is an increased risk of injury, car crashes, and violence
I Alison Will promise never to allow people to talk me in to abusing drugs in any way. 🙂 this program has mad me say this because, drugs can make you look older than you are, and some other things. Drugs also make people still things from others. The reason they still from other is so they have money to buy illegal drugs. I don’t want to become that kind of person so I’m promising never to use drugs
By: Alison Graham