A brief history of DARE, the anti-drug program Jeff Sessions wants to revive

The DARE of yesteryear didn’t work, and it may have actually made the drug problem worse
The Washington Post (US)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Speaking at a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised the past work of the famous anti-drug program, saying it saved lives. Sessions may believe that the program saved lives, but decades of evidence-based research, including some conducted by the Justice Department he now heads, has shown the program to be ineffective — and it might even make the drug problem worse. One study even suggested that DARE students were more likely than their peers to experiment with drugs and alcohol. A little history. (See also: Jeff Sessions’s praise of DARE shows he just can’t quit the 1980s)