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DARE & drug education

| Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

With the return of drug-awareness programs like DARE in schools, the Trib asked area health-care providers to weigh in on the efficacy of these programs: what works and what hasn't in the past. Insights are provided by Dr. William A. Jenkins, director of emergency medicine at Excela Health Frick Hospital; Dr. Mitchell West, medical director of addiction services for Allegheny Health Network; and Dr. Mike Semelka, chairman of the Excela Health Department of Family Medicine and program director of Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency.

Each professional explains how to best encourage students to avoid the scourge of drug abuse. All three commentaries can be found online at TribLIVE.

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