Pubdate: Thu, 11 May 2000
Date: 05/11/2000
Source: Tahoe World (CA)
Author: Arthur Livermore

The article "DARE celebrates 10 years at KB" in the May 4 edition of
the Tahoe World implies that DARE isn't as effective as it should be.
Educating children about drugs should really be part of their biology
and chemistry lessons. Law enforcement sees a small part of the
picture of drug use.

In the article, Deputy Russ Potts said, "When we're out there, we deal
with problems that are 80 to 90 percent alcohol and drug related."
These problems are related to emotional illness. Alcohol and drug
abuse is a symptom of emotional problems.

Oversimplifying the issues doesn't help children deal with their
emotions. Adults use drugs for medical reasons all the time. Telling
children to snitch on their parents if they use certain medicines
isn't right.

Arthur Livermore, director, Falcon Cove Biology Laboratory, Arch Cape,