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March 10, 1989
Among the programs and organizations providing information and training on raising children to be free of drugs: * National Parent Resource Institute for Drug Education. Information, pamphlets and training programs. (800) 241-7946. * National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth. Provides schedules of parent programs and helps to start new ones. Its Reach America program trains "youth prevention leadership," equipping youngsters to be positive influences among peers.
January 14, 1988
A school drug education program will be funded with some of the money the city received from the federal government for its part in helping the U. S. Customs Service in a drug investigation. Monrovia, which got $77,862 for provided assistance in the investigation from January, 1984, to March, 1986, has earmarked $10,000 toward the school program. By law, the money must be used to supplement existing drug enforcement and drug education programs.
May 21, 1989
I am outraged by the anti-drug plan that Bennett has proposed for our nation. Bennett calls his program "consequences and confrontation," which mostly involves the incarceration of alleged drug users and the seizure of their personal property. Bennett gave only general encouragement for drug education and drug treatment, our two most important weapons if we ever hope to win this war on drugs. Let me state here that from 1972 until 1987 I was addicted to heroin and cocaine. No amount of incarceration ever deterred me from my drug-abusing life style.
October 2, 1993 | TOMMY LI
A popular Latina singer accused of being under the influence of cocaine will be allowed to enroll in a drug education program in lieu of prosecution, officials said Friday. Marisela Hernandez of Encino, a singer known by some as the Mexican Madonna, did not appear in Glendale Municipal Court on Friday because she was sick, her attorney, Donald E. Levinson, told the court.
Decrying "touchy-feely exercises designed to enhance self-esteem," federal drug czar William J. Bennett on Tuesday called for more stringent anti-drug policies inside schools and drug education that stresses resistance to peer pressure. The former education secretary, in a speech at George Mason University that his aides billed as "a major address on drug education," said efforts "that never manage to curtail drug use ultimately contribute to public cynicism about drug prevention."
July 24, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The Anaheim City School District has been awarded state grant money to continue an anti-drug program in district schools. The Police Department will receive about $75,000 from the district for an officer who will be assigned exclusively to the city's elementary school district as part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, program. Currently, the grant money pays for one full-time officer, and the city pays for a second officer.
January 5, 2001 | Associated Press
President Clinton's drug policy advisor warned of an "explosive increase" in the use of the drug Ecstasy by young people who are poorly educated about new substances they use to get high or build muscles. Briefing reporters on his final report about America's drug problem, Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey noted that drug education and prevention efforts have not kept up with the onslaught of new drugs such as Ecstasy, known chemically as methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA.
November 10, 1990
Individuals and corporations wishing to support the D.A.R.E. program in Anaheim elementary schools can now make donations to the city earmarked for that program. Since its inception, the anti-drug education program has relied mostly on state and federal grants. The police department hopes that the donations will ensure the survival of the D.A.R.E. program.
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