Pubdate: Fri, 05 Jul 2002
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Author: Marcus Rummery


By Marcus Rummery,  Received via email

Regarding Constable Sheila Roy's assertion that, "a little education can't 
hurt," I would like to remind her of a study that demonstrated those 
children who took DARE were actually more likely to use drugs.

Devastating results aside, there are many studies that show DARE kids are 
no less likely to use drugs than those not exposed to DARE. Given the 
scandalous lack of treatment facilities in B.C. is it really a priority to 
spend money on ineffective feel-good measures? Why bother with education 
anyway when in a few short years hair samples will reveal a person's entire 
drug history.

When will we wake up and accept that humans are not capable of conducting 
their own lives and invest in universal random drug-testing?
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