Drug Education Essays

  • Drug Education

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    Drug Education (1) There is much controversy regarding the war on drugs in America today. It has become a growing concern for parents, educators, politicians, etc. There is no question that education can play a major role in decreasing the drug problem. But there is some disagreement over whether schools or parents are more effective in steering children away from drugs. (2) Some experts believe the schools’ anti-drug programs are effective. Two popular programs are Drug Abuse Resistance

  • Drug Education Failure

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    Riddled with failure, drug education has been short lived and ineffective throughout history. Scare tactics and exaggeration has played a key role in shaping drug reform education, ultimately setting up the failure of these programs. The most recent Drug Abuse Resistance Education(D.A.R.E) program has fallen down the same path as previous programs with its results showing little to no impact. The program utilizes reformed scare tactics and exaggeration to get their anti-drug message across. Cutting

  • Drug Education in Schools

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    variety of drugs that are used, drugs have become easily accessible, and drugs are more likely to be misused. Drugs are commonly misused because of the lack of education people have surrounding how the drug should be taken, or what the consequences of taking the drug may be. Drug education is planned information and skills that are relevant to living in a world where drugs have become more commonly misused (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_education). For teachers, implementing drug education can help

  • Implementing Drug Education in Schools

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    a larger variety of drugs that are used, drugs have become easily accessible, and drugs are more likely to be misused. Drugs are commonly misused because of the lack of education people have surrounding how the drug should be taken, or what the consequences of taking the drug may be. Drug education is planned information and skills that are relevant to living in a world where drugs have become more commonly misused (Wikipedia, 2013). For teachers, implementing drug education can help individuals

  • Drug Education: The D.A.R.E Program Analysis

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    history, drugs have always been present in society. ¬¬¬¬¬Some societies have accepted them and incorporated them into their cores, while others have shown a fervent opposition to their very existence. Our own society can be placed into the latter group. Our government has a vendetta against drugs which includes a War on Drugs that spans decades as well as a strong push to educate our nation’s youth on the dangers of drugs through in-school programs. Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A

  • Education is the Best Weapon in the War on Drugs

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    Education is the Best Weapon in the War on Drugs It seems that in the ongoing debate over whether to legalize drugs in the United States, quite a few people feel that legalization would diminish the crime rate. Their argument points out that the permissible use of marijuana would eliminate the necessity for people to go into hard drug territories to purchase such a drug and maybe even deter them from trying narcotics like crack-cocaine and heroin. Even though these people assert that legalization

  • The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

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    The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program known as D.A.R.E has become a very widespread and popular program throughout the United States. The program appeals to all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic lines, which is a large part of the reason why the DARE program has grown exponentially. The program’s basic premise was meant to introduce kids to the danger of drugs, before the drugs got to them. The implementation of the DARE program appeared to be what America needed to begin to put a dent in

  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program Analysis

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    scenario during a demonstration for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, and he asked all of the other kids if they wanted to smoke crack with him as well. After Nixon declared war on drugs, something needed to be done to encourage future generations to avoid the sad path of addiction. The official D.A.R.E. website states that it began in Los Angeles. Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District put it together in 1983 after drug use among adolescents skyrocketed. Since

  • D. A. R. E.: Drug Abuse Resistance Education

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    D.A.R.E. Essay D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a program that teaches students the dangers of drugs. I think it is very important because there are some of those people who say stuff like “I wanna know what it feels like to be high.” and “Cigarettes make me feel more relaxed, you should try them!” D.A.R.E. explains why to not hang around those people, and how to deal with stress instead of smoking. My favorite lesson in D.A.R.E. was when we watched the “Total Disgusting Tobacco Gross

  • Drugs

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    Drugs An issue of personal, local, and national concern that I would like to focus in this essay is drugs. There are many reasons why I find drugs to be an issue of great importance to me. First, drugs is a personal issue to me. For most of my life, I have been living in places where drugs have surrounded me. For the past ten years, I have been living in the Duncan Projects in Jersey City, where the temptation of selling, buying, or even using drugs seems to be growing every day. Every day

  • Drugs, Athletes, and Sports - Androstenedione

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    Androstenedione: Just Say No Imagine rounding the bases after hitting your 70th home run and setting a new major league record. Slapping your teammatesí hands, you hear cheers progress throughout the sold out stadium. As you acknowledge the crowd further, you hear booing also coming from the standing crowd. Why are they booing? You just set a record! Then you see a small boy pointing at you and yelling. You watch closely and see the word, “Andro” form on his lips. Androstenedione, known as

  • Prohibition is Destroying America

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    The war on drugs began with good intentions, but it is becoming clear that this battle is a failure. Not only do drug laws violate American’s freedoms, but they further complicate the lives of drug users. These laws have inadvertently been responsible for the deaths of thousands through bad drug deals and dirty drugs, which leads one to ask the question, “Is this a war on drugs or a war on drug users?” Body bags and HIV are becoming the most widely known side effects of drug prohibition. Contrary

  • Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics

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    International Amateur Athletic Federation, and the International Federation of Body Builders have followed suit. Athletes and non-athletes alike are still abusing anabolic steroids to excel in sports. Anabolic steroids belong to a group of androgenic drugs. They are synthetic derivatives of testosterone and other male hormones. Most healthy adult males produce 2-10 milligrams of testosterone per day. Females produce trace amounts of this hormone. The hormone helps the body retain dietary protein, which

  • Go Ask Alice

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    because she has no one else to talk too, and she spends her energy searching not for drugs, but for someone who will understand her. The drugs only create the temporary illusion that she is in touch with nature and people. Alice is a curious, committed young adult for three reasons. She runs away from home and begins a new start, she's been influenced on how good drugs are, and she's committed to stay off of drugs no matter what. Due to the fact that she's slipping up at home, Alice runs away home

  • Risks of Using Steroids Greater Than Benefits

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    Flax, Ellan. "Steroids: Few Demanding That High-School Athletes 'Just say no.'" Education Weekly.12 Oct. 1988. pp 1+ Iole, Kevin. "Steroid Use Persists Despite Damning Truth." Las Vegas Review- Journal/Sun. 28 April 1991. pp. 1E+ James, Michael. "Bulk Up, Up, and Away Go All Your Dreams. Even the Most Muscular Athlete Can't Win From a Hospital Bed." High School Sports. Feb. 1989. pp. 18-22 Lukas, Scott E. The Drug Library: Steroids. Springfield: Enslon Publishers, Inc. , 1994 Nuwer, Hank

  • Mandatory Drug Test

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    Creating a Mandatory Drug Test for All College Athletes About six years ago, The University of Mississippi recruited a quarterback by the name of Jared Foster who was kicked off the team and arrested in 2008 for distributing anabolic steroids (Associated Press 7). Foster doped in high school which led to him gaining over 25 pounds in two months to impress college recruiters. Foster was then recruited by The University of Mississippi, where he was soon arrested and served jail time for giving a

  • Pharmaceutical Sales Force Case Study

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    The first reason that the pharmaceutical sales force was reduced 25% since 2005 was due to the fact that the days of blockbuster drugs had come to end, which therefore left fewer products for the sales force to sell. During the years of blockbuster drugs, companies would stockpile as many sales representatives as they could to stay competitive with their major competitors. This was looked at as an “arms race,” that was fueled by the multiyear wave of blockbuster product launches, during the period

  • Public Health in Schools

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    Do you or someone you know, know a teenager who engages in unhealthy habits such as poor nutrition, misuse of drugs or alcohol, and practices unsafe sexual habits? Keeping programs that help adolescents tackle these issues in an informed manner are all necessary to help model positive behaviors in everyday life. Programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) and The Boy and Girls Club of America help to educated children and teens in terms of making informed decisions on their overall

  • Editorial On Drinking

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    10 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age had their first alcoholic beverage after their 11th birthday. At this point, was I suppose to become a statistic or be that one out of ten people who doesn’t use alcohol? In D.A.R.E., the drug education program children are taught up until they enter high school, they always tell you to “Just Say No”, but I bet they have no clue what goes through the mind of naive teenagers who see all of their peers having a “great time” while they try to be

  • Life Goals

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    semester of ninth grade because I was hanging out with the wrong people and doing the wrong things. That may have seemed like a good idea at the time but it only made me rebel even more. After my parents pulled me out of school, I didn’t continue my education. The last grade I completed was 8th grade. By the end of what would be twelfth grade if I had stayed in school, I was living with this guy that talked me into escorting. Pills were the only thing that kept me going during that time. My parents sent