Substance Abuse Essay

998 Words Oct 25th, 2014 4 Pages
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: Operation, Funding, and Effectiveness.
Candace Taylor
Grand Canyon University
Author Note
All correspondence to this research should be forwarded to Candace Taylor.

Substance abuse has become a serious issue in America. More and more of America’s youth are starting to use drugs than usual. To prevent this, there are many substance abuse prevention programs that are in place to try and prevent this before it even begins. Three programs were examined for this research paper. Those programs are DARE, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and SADD. In this paper, the mission, funding and effectiveness of each program will be discussed. DARE
DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a program created to
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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Partnership for drug-free kids is a non-profit organization funded by the federal and private contributors. They support and generosity of the funder and funds with the program in fundraising appeals. Eighty percent goes to the program for families. The operating budget is 8.8 million into more than fifteen its impact. This program educates kids and families the importance of being drug free and different ways to live a life as such. This program has been around, serving kids and families for almost 30 years. “Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.” (www.Drugfree.org). Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is closely monitored by the government. This program follows standards per law. “The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids adheres to charity management and fundraising standards and consistently receives high marks from charity-monitoring and watchdog agencies like the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator. Our volunteer board of directors is active and independent, providing oversight over operations and staff.” (Financials 2014). Partnership for drug-free kids is a well-known and respected program that many find affective. The advertising is created for Drug-Free

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