Column: DARE offers student life lessons



DARE is very important to me in so many ways. DARE teaches me how to take care of myself and respect my body. I have lots of emotions, and DARE makes me feel good and strong about making the right decisions. DARE is very important to me because we need to be good DARE role models to our younger brothers and sisters so they can also live a good and healthy life, too.

In DARE, I learned what drugs and alcohol can do to our bodies. If you drink alcohol and do drugs, it can destroy everything such as friends and family and possibly your own life. Drugs and alcohol can be addicting and hard to stop. Families are destroyed every day by drugs and alcohol. Drugs and alcohol are not fun and very harmful to put in our bodies.

DARE is very important to me and my family, and we talk about what drugs and alcohol can do to us. Some people may not know this about me, but since DARE is very important to me I want to share my story, which we talk about often. I was just a baby when someone very close to my family died at the age of 30 over 10 years ago due to drugs and alcohol. Drugs and alcohol had taken over his life, and that left my family very heartbroken. All I see now are pictures, and I always ask why?

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