Your Quit

Winning D.A.R.E. Essay

August 2009 HOF is wrapping up one year. We quit for ourselves, by ourselves. Our families and friends are proud, We should be proud. AND we quit with a bunch of screwball quittin brothers on KTC. –Livin

Written by my 11 yr old daughter



Drugs are the worse. Somebody I know that is very important to me chewed tobacco. I wanted this person to stop. I really did. Finally this person stopped it made my family happy. When this person wasn’t chewing for 100 days we took this person we knew out to eat to celebrate. It was nice knowing that this person I know was drug free and this person I know had a big chance of not dying from chewing tobacco.

Do you know that just one little thing like a drug can kill so easy? It could happen to anybody. So never fall into the trap of taking drugs. You may think it is cool but it is not. And you spend so much money on drugs each year. Instead use the money for something useful. Drugs will never help you. You might do it because you think it feels good. Drugs have a bad side and brings out yours too. In the end drugs are never the answer.

We have learned a lot about smoking. Did you know that if somebody you live around is smoking you could die from secondhand smoke? That can happen because you breathe in the same smoke so you have chances of getting cancer too. 53,000 people die from smoking a year. If some body smokes one pack a day for one year that person spends $2,056. That is a lot of money. There are 200 known poisons in cigarettes. That is why nobody should smoke.

Why I think D.A.R.E. is important because it helps inform young kids to stay drug free. It teaches them right things to do, say no to the wrong things, and teaches them things about friendship and peer pressure. Things I thought before I did D.A.R.E. class that I thought I wouldn’t die with drugs. D.A.R.E. has not only taught me about drugs it has taught about my own friendships and how if you hang with the right people you have a better chance of being drug free. I could be dead tomorrow if I wouldn’t have taken D.A.R.E. So I think its amazing that I had the opportunity to take D.A.R.E.

I want to thank the D.A.R.E. program and Detective Doug for teaching me useful information about drugs, peer pressure, the 10 ways to be in charge. The list goes on and on. I pledge to stay drug free my whole life. So thank you from the bottom of my heart you have made me a better friend, a better person, and possibly even saved my life from drugs.

NOTE: This piece written by forum member livin

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