236 | Don't You D.A.R.E.
This ideological and foolish program was not only ineffective but in some instances lead to increases in the likelihood that children would use drugs. Jeff Sessions supports it though. The D.A.R.E. program and the war on drugs was a rallying cry for the righteously anti-science and both caused more harm than good. D.A.R.E. to resist failed interventions.
Links and Resources:
DARE website: https://dare.org/about/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2lJYBpzyN8 (10 minutes, Steven Colbert highlighting D.A.R.E. history and it’s failures, goes through history though).
Lynam, D. R., Milich, R., Zimmerman, R., Novak, S. P., Logan, T. K., Martin, C., Leukefeld, C., & Clayton, R. (1999). Project DARE: No effects at 10-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(4), 590–593. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.67.4.590
Gosin, M., Marsiglia, F. F., & Hecht, M. L. (2003). Keepin' it R.E.A.L.: a drug resistance curriculum tailored to the strengths and needs of pre-adolescents of the southwest. Journal of drug education, 33(2), 119–142. https://doi.org/10.2190/DXB9-1V2P-C27J-V69V
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