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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:05:50 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:10:01 GMT


US CT: OPED: Treat Heroin Crisis As An Epidemic

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Day, 03 Jul 2016 - On June 20, The Day published a guest commentary by Jim Spellman of Groton, "Stopping heroin at the source," which contended that "two appropriate recommendations have been offered to counter the heroin crisis - treat it as an epidemic and counter it as a village." Left unclear was who determined that these are the two appropriate recommendations in all of Connecticut.

CN ON: Students Dare To Face Peer Pressure

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

North Bay Nugget, 13 Apr 2016 - Officer-Led Program Emphasizes Good Decision Making Knowledge is power. and Emily Hind feels powerful after graduating from the North Bay Police Service's dare (drug abuse resistance education) program Tuesday morning.

CN BC: From 'Yes 2 Know'

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Alberni Valley News, 24 Mar 2016 - RCMP Brings Drug Awareness to Students in the Valley Port Alberni kids transitioning between elementary and high school will get a burst of drug awareness thanks to a new two-day program. Yes 2 Know is a province-wide RCMP-led initiative that seeks to give youth the knowledge about how to say 'no to drugs' now.

CN ON: Column: We Need To Find A New Way To Talk About Drugs

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Guelph Mercury, 29 Jan 2016 - It seems like only yesterday Ontarians were faced with the news that, after many years, the sex education curriculum in public schools was getting a much needed revamp. Imagine if you will, in an alternate reality, that this new curriculum contained a directive to teach students that masturbation led to blindness. In 2016, we would collectively consider this absurd. We would identify this as blatant attempt to frighten students from seeking out any sexual encounters in the vain hope that they will put any ideas of sex from their minds indefinitely.

CN ON: Two Decades Of The DARE Program

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Press, 01 Feb 2016 - It was a full-house at the Timmins Public Library on Saturday afternoon as 40 youngsters celebrated Daren the DARE Lion's 20th birthday. The lion is the mascot for the Timmins Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, which also marked 20 years of serving the community at the event on Jan. 30.

CN AB: New Resource Officer For Coaldale Schools

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 19 Jan 2016 - Coaldale schools have a new RCMP School Resource Officer (SRO). His name is Const. Doug Sokoloski and he's all geared up since the RCMP took over policing duties from the Lethbridge Police Service on Jan. 1.

CN ON: Drug Use Prevention Program Is About Kids

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 18 Dec 2015 - An updated program of drug, mental health and social media awareness is being presented to children and youth in Brantford schools. Part of a changeover that began in 2014 as a pilot project across city schools in both the public and separate boards resulted in an agency name change to TICK (Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids) from the former DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).

US WA: Column: Reefer Madness 2.0

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Seattle Weekly, 09 Dec 2015 - The "Just Say No" campaign kept me off drugs. NOT! Still, I appreciate Nancy Reagan for using ignorant scare tactics to at least try to keep kids like me away from the Devil's Lettuce. Drugs are for adults, and having a dialogue about that notion is important.

US WA: Column: The Lone Reefer

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Seattle Weekly, 18 Nov 2015 - Our King County Sheriff is outspoken in his support for legalization. The sky has not fallen because we have legalized marijuana in Washington. Is it going to work long-term? I don't know; we'll have to wait and see. But clearly, what we were doing before-the War on Drugs-did not work, so it was time to try something new. The citizens suggested legalizing marijuana-and I support it."