This week D.A.R.E. students are working on the facts and health effects of alcohol and tobacco use.
Some of the effects of alcohol use are loss of coordination, poor judgment, memory loss, loss of self-control and slow reflexes.
Among the effects of tobacco use are heart disease, more colds and upper respiratory problems, lung cancer, mouth cancer, tooth loss and more.
Students also started start the dare decision making model (DDMM) and focused on define. In this lesson, they defined the problem of different situations.
For example, situations included watching a friend’s sibling take a beer from the refrigerator or seeing them smoking.
They also had to identify “risky” situations. In this exercise, students worked with a partner to come up with examples of the situations.
Next week, we’ll move on to Lesson 3 with D.A.R.E., which is about making safe and responsible choices.
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Antelope County’s D.A.R.E. program runs through donations from the community. The graduation t-shirts and booklets are purchased using those donations. If you’d like to offer a donation to D.A.R.E., take cash or mail a check it to the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department in Neligh. Please specify in the memo that this is for the D.A.R.E. program.