When Science, Politics, and Advocacy Collide: A Personal Encounter With D.A.R.E.

Dennis P. Rosenbaum, University of Illinois at Chicago

ABSTRACT
In the "war on drugs," social scientists, politicians, and advocates for various programs have been engaged in their own battle on the question of what works, what doesn't, and what we should do about it. This collision of philosophies, political agendas, and research data is best illustrated in the case of D.A.R.E. - the world's most popular school-based drug education. Professor Rosenbaum will reflect upon his personal experiences over the past decade as someone who passed through this intense vortex and survived to talk about it.

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