DARE Report Considering the consequences

DARE Report Considering the consequences The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program began in Vermillion on Sept. 8. During the first lesson students were introduced to their D.A.R.E. officer and were given an overview of the D.A.R.E. program. Workbooks were handed out and their use was discussed. Classroom rules, the D.A.R.E. box and graduation requirements were also reviewed.

For the second week of D.A.R.E., students learned about the harmful effects of mid-altering drugs and what is meant by drug abuse. Students also used information from a short video and the D.A.R.E. Drug Fact Sheet to complete a cooperative learning group exercise about real students and the negative effects drugs had on them.

This week in D.A.R.E students learned how to identify the consequences of using and not using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. Knowing the consequences of using drugs can help a person to say no. Also that knowing the consequences of an act is an important part of the decision-making process.

Listed below are several topics for discussion to help you reinforce what your child learned:

* Can the consequences be both positive and negative? Yes.

* What are possible consequences of studying hard for a test?

* What is a consequence of using alcohol?

* What is a consequence of smoking marijuana?

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to attend your child's D.A.R.E. class: Officer Chad J. Gillen, Vermillion Police Department, phone 677-7070.

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