According to the D.A.R.E. website, this program has been very popular since its inception in 1983, and it is currently operating in 75% of school districts in the United States and in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the most popular substance abuse programs in the world, employing 12 steps for participants in their pathway to sobriety. According to the American Addiction Centers website, many AA-based treatment centres are covered by health insurance policies.

Do some research for reliable popular media sources (using an internet search engine like Google) on the efficacy of the D.A.R.E. program or AA-based treatment programs.


You can either record your efforts in your private learning journal or you can make your learning public on your blog by using the hastags #IPSY101 #EmpiricalAA. Using these hashtags will allow WEnotes to harvest your contribution and add them to the Course feed.