More Evidence D.A.R.E. Promotes Drug Use

In the past, we’ve seen the evidence that most kids are introduced to illicit drugs through D.A.R.E.  Here Ryan Grim draws some interesting conclusions in his new book, This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.

From Alternet:

The high-school class of 1996 was the first one to increase its use of drugs since the across-the-boards decline of the eighties. That group of students had entered kindergarten around 1983, the same year that the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, now D.A.R.E. America, was founded by Los Angeles Police Department chief Daryl Gates.

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