Dare...is it really all it's cracked up to be?

I've had a big problem with DARE. I've always wondered why youth substance abuse has increased at about the same rate that the number of DARE programs have been initiated around the country. Coincidental? Not really. However, let's talk generalities here. There are some dedicated people in law enforcement who genuinely believe they are helping out. Kids come out of the program swearing they will never use drugs yet sadly by the time they become seniors most all will have smoked pot or drank alcohol. What's going wrong here? Here are my concerns: Here's some pretty good articles pro/con on DARE. Also go here if you want to get a bunch more articles. Here's an anti-Dare website as well as their official National site. Here is the local link to the sheriff of Rowan County Return to Home Page