Drug Abuse Resistance Education Article Review by Writing Specialists

Drug Abuse Resistance Education
An evaluation of the D.A.R.E program, including a critical look into its conceptual and methodological practices, based on the article "DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education): Very Popular but not Very Effective," by Clayton et. al.
# 92784 | 966 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper examines the article, "DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education): Very Popular but not Very Effective," by Clayton et. al., which centered onto the components that make the DARE program a popular but ineffective drug use intervention program among America's youth. The paper thoroughly analyzes the two causes of the ineffectiveness of the DARE program, as argued and presented by Clayton et. al. The paper's analysis posits similarly as the authors have argued--that is, the analysis presented here asserts that: (1) drug use intervention, in order to be effective, must be intensified to age groups wherein drug use becomes more crucial and prevalent, and (2) more than education and information dissemination, America's youth must be informed of drug use's detrimental effects at an "experiential level," wherein they are able to fully "witness" its effects, as experienced by (former) drug users themselves.

From the Paper:

"The first argument presented in the article in arguing the continued support for the DARE program despite its ineffectiveness is the "feel good" effect that the program has on different sectors of the society. Citing the police, educational system, and even the family institution (specifically parents) as the loyal supporters of this program, the authors pointed out that the continued support of these sectors is motivated only by the fact that the program "makes students, teachers, administrators, parents, police, and politicians "feel good" because something is being done about drug abuse" (107)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clayton, R., C. Leukefeld, N. Harrington and A. Cattarella. (1996). "DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education: Very Popular but Not Very Effective." In Intervening with drug-involved youth. C. McCoy, L. Metsch and J. Inciard (Eds). Sage Publications.
  • Duff, C. (2003). "The importance of culture and context: rethinking risk and risk management in young drug using populations." Health, Risk & Society, Vol. 5, Issue 3.
  • Roe, S. (2005). "Drug prevention with vulnerable young people: a review." Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, Vol. 12, Issue 2.

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APA Format

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (2007, February 28) Retrieved February 23, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/drug-abuse-resistance-education-92784/

MLA Format

"Drug Abuse Resistance Education" 28 February 2007. Web. 23 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/drug-abuse-resistance-education-92784/>