The Tara Treatment Center Blog

In D.A.R.E.’s Defense: Sgt. Christine Rapp

Truth or D.A.R.E. with sergeant Christine Rapp Last week we featured addiction and relapse expert Lawrence Pender’s poignant criticism of the D.A.R.E. program.  For the sake of good reporting, we reached out to Abbey Norris at D.A.R.E. Indiana who referred us to an expert local D.A.R.E. leader, Sergeant Chris Rapp. Sergeant Christine Rapp is a…

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Double D.A.R.E. with Lawrence Pender

Drug and Alcohol resistance programs As we prepare for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week this January 22nd-27th, let’s take a closer look at the longstanding preparation program D.A.R.E. In recent years the D.A.R.E. program has been criticized, with some evidence suggesting that the program may even encourage curiosity regarding substance use.  Lawrence Pender passionately…

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Truth or D.A.R.E. with Lawrence Pender

Modern addiction prevention programs in school are ineffective. What do we do Instead? National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists…

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