D.A.R.E. is a class we take in the sixth grade. The class teaches us what drugs, beer, and smoking can do to us. D.A.R.E. stands for two things. One is Define, Assess, Respond, and Evaluate. The other is Drug, Abuse, Resistance, and Education.
There are lots of things I learned in D.A.R.E. but I am only going to tell you about two. One of the things I learned in D.A.R.E. is that smoking can have disastrous effects on the human body. First off it can lead to lung cancer and heart disease. Not to mention that there are two hundred known poisons in cigarette smoke. Not only is smoking bad for the smoker but it can be bad for a nonsmoker too. If a nonsmoker breaths in the cigarette smoke they can get lung cancer. Approximately three thousand nonsmoker’s die from breathing in other people’s smoke. So that is why I choose not to smoke. It can put the health of family and friends at risk.
Another thing I learned in D.A.R.E. is that alcohol is very dangerous. First it can slow down the brain and the body. Alcohol can lead to comas and even death. Again not only does drinking affect the drinker but it also affects the non drinker as well. Being around those who are drinking there is an increased risk of injury, car crashes, and violence. On my list of things to do when I grow up drinking isn’t on there. Because of all the reasons I have put right here and so many more.
I feel that the D.A.R.E. program is the one of the best things that has happened to me. Learning about all the dangers of drugs and so many other things has helped me. Now, when I grow up I want to be a vet. If I were to choose to drink or smoke do you think they would let me into that college. I don’t think so. Who wants a smoker or drinker at their college. I know I wouldn’t.
Right here and now I am going to make my pledge. My pledge is to never do drugs, smoke, drink, or anything else of the sort.