Author: Charles Frank

‎Dare: Panic & Anxiety Relief on the App Store

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This app is a game changer as long as YOU are willing to put in the work to get there. D.A.R.E. is the only international drug prevention curricula to hold consultative status with the Committee on Non-Government Organizations of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Multiple government organizations and institutions, as well as highly respected journals, have endorsed and favorably reported upon D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL curricula.

These items were repurposed by drug culture as ironic statements starting in the 1990s.

When someone asks if D.A.R.E. is “evidence-based,” what do they mean? They mean is research available showing that the curriculum is effective in reducing outcomes such as drug use, bullying and other problem behaviors by improving the decision-making and other skills of those who were exposed to the lessons compared to those who were not? After a review that considered multiple criteria, D.A.R.E. America partnered with Pennsylvania State University to develop and adopt the keepin’ it REAL drug prevention curriculum.

Its unparalleled delivery system utilizing law enforcement officers as instructors and the fact that it was the first program of its kind anywhere in the world have individually and collectively played a critical role in D.A.R.E.’s growth and expansion. However, to remain relevant, effective, and impactful requires much more… it requires the critical review and substantive contributions of highly respected experts in the field of education, science, and law enforcement. And it also needs the intelligent comments and recommendations of the program’s audience – school children. To this end, several years ago D.A.R.E. established key Advisory Committees, the members of which are actively engaged in the development and implementation of virtually all aspects of the D.A.R.E. program. The program was most prominent in the 1980s and ’90s.

what is dare

I usually never write reviews but this app deserves it! I have dealt with anxiety basically all my life but a few weeks ago it came back full force. Health anxiety had me running to the doctors daily, intrusive thoughts had me thinking I was crazy, the sensations the come along with generalized anxiety were taking a toll on me physically and mentally. I lost 11lbs in a week because I had to force myself to eat. Doctor prescribed me a medication that made it worse and then my mom found this app.

D.A.R.E. is the Bridge to Building Trust and Positive Community-Police Relations

I’m just amazed at how a different mental approach to anxiety and understanding it has made it diminish. I’m still working on this and will be using DARE everyday. This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

At the height of its popularity, D.A.R.E. was found in 75% of American school districts and was funded by the US government. The program consists of police officers who make visits to elementary school classrooms, warning children that drugs are harmful and should be refused. D.A.R.E. sought to educate children on how to resist peer pressure to take drugs. It also condemned alcohol, tobacco, graffiti, and tattoos as the results of peer pressure. The D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL (kiR) middle school curriculum was developed by Pennsylvania State and Arizona State Universities with funding provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

I really feel for the ones who have been dealing with this long before this. I can honestly say your strong and if you haven’t tried the DARE app I recommend it…. To the ones who have overcame this congrats and thank you for sharing what you have learned using DARE and what you felt helped you the most.

The Most Comprehensive Drug Prevention Curricula in the World

For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy. In its September 10, 2014 issue, Scientific American published an article entitled, The New D.A.R.E. Program – this one works. The article notes that Richard Clayton, Ph.D., a retired prevention researcher formerly of the University of Kentucky, was also once an outspoken critic of D.A.R.E., has since been invited to join D.A.R.E.’s board of directors and chair its Scientific Advisory Committee. The program distributed t-shirts and other items branded with the D.A.R.E. logo and with anti-drug messages.

  1. The program was most prominent in the 1980s and ’90s.
  2. Further, these programs offer neither a nationwide training system for instructors nor a rigorous process to ensure that training centers are accredited.In contrast, the length of training for other prevention programs is only 2-3 days, frequently offered only online, is usually offered only to existing classroom teachers, and, therefore, does not include in-classroom training.
  3. I never noticed how much I let my anxiety control me until I started this app.
  4. It is important to note that all law enforcement agencies are officially committed to the mission of reducing the supply of drugs (i.e., supply reduction) as well as reducing the demand (demand reduction) for drugs via prevention.

She actually forced me to use it and I thank god everyday because of it. I can now ride out the waves of adrenaline and calm back down, I have my full appetite back and am gaining my weight back. I’m able to push myself out of my comfort zone regularly and I get through it! Last night I noticed I was able to just let intrusive thoughts float by while I was reading to my daughter and that’s something that I usually stop and try to block for years now. I never noticed how much I let my anxiety control me until I started this app. Currently waiting for my hard copy of the book and workbook to get here.

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Ever since then I have had sensations I have never felt before. I don’t feel as if I had lots of anxious thoughts before. Now that I have DARE app I can calm down when my anxiety gets bad. Dare has helped me fall asleep at night, breath, stop all different types of sensations, even face my fear of anxiety it’s self. Again I just started so I am still growing strength everyday. With the use of this app and the amazing creators I know I have it in me to overcome this.

– Indiana University

In 2008, D.A.R.E. launched keepin’ it REAL in middle schools; in 2013, D.A.R.E. launched kiR’s elementary school curricula. The Commission’s report identifies keepin’ it REAL as one such intervention programs. In 1998, a grant from the National Institute of Justice to the University of Maryland resulted in a report to the NIJ, which among other statements, concluded that “DARE does not work to reduce substance use.”[19] D.A.R.E. expanded and modified the social competency development area of its curriculum in response to the report.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

D.A.R.E.’s elementary, middle and high school curricula, as well as its enhancement lessons on subjects that include bullying, internet safety, and over-the-counter prescription drug and opiates abuse, have been developed through partnerships with highly respected universities and prevention education experts. Each curriculum has been developed and approved under the guidance of D.A.R.E. America’s Scientific Advisory Committee chaired by Richard Clayton, Ph.D. Multiple studies have been conducted that have established that the keepin’ it REAL elementary and middle school curricula are effective.