A thorough review of the most widely used school-based substance abuse
prevention program in the United States, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE),
found that the program does not prevent drug use or change students' attitudes
Conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO), the research arm of
Congress, the review analyzed six studies that followed students who participated
in DARE, starting in fifth and sixth grades, for up to a decade. A literature
review highlighted these studies because they were the only reports that included
long-term comparisons of control and intervention groups.
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