Drug Abuse Prevention Los Angles
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Los Angeles Drug Rehab
Los Angeles residents face the problems of drug abuse daily just like any other city in the U.S except in Los Angles methamphetamine is the number one drug of abuse. As methamphetamine abuse rises what is being done to protect LA youngsters from following in the foot steps of those who have already gone down the path of addiction. The D.A.R.E program is deep rooted in Los Angeles as well as other cities across the nation. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is (D.A.R.E) is coordinated nationally in schools for children in kindergarten through 12th grade to help them develop skills to resist substance abuse, violence and gangs. Narconon’s premier facility Narconon Arrowhead located in Oklahoma has been helping educate children and their parents across the nation as well by delivering drug education lectures since 2000.
The D.A.R.E program is taught by law enforcement officers and has reached millions of school aged children across the country. The D.A.R.E+ P.L.U.S curriculum was established in 1993 as a pilot program in the Marina del Rio School in Los Angeles to help sixth, seventh and eighth graders stay involved in school providing them with a wide range of educational, vocational and after school activities in a safe and well supervised campus setting. The programs continue to help children in every community to remain safe and drug free. As the most predominate school based prevention program in the nation and 90 percent of its graduates felt that the assistance they received in the program helped them avoid drugs and alcohol.
Drug abuse prevention is important and the earlier a child can start getting educated about the dangers of drugs and alcohol the better off they will be. Once children know the truth about drugs and alcohol it makes it easier for them to resist and say no to substance abuse as they grow and peer pressure becomes apart of their lives. Education is the key to keeping our children and all future generations to come drug free. With programs that support drug free habits and structured activities keeping our children’s growing minds and bodies busy with positive reinforcements we will continue to see less substance abuse in the future. As children learn about drug abuse and see the effects it has on those who are addicted they will know the truth and be able to make rational life changing decisions for the better of us all.