Your Family: Aug. 16, 1999

DIDN'T YOU JUST SAY NO? The anti-drug program DARE is taught in 75% of U.S. school districts, yet a new study from the University of Kentucky indicates that it has no long-term effect on kids' use of illegal drugs. In interviews with those who completed DARE in 1988, 46% admitted to smoking marijuana and 24% to taking other drugs within the past year. Researchers say programs would be more effective if they focused on kids most at risk.

HEY, SEXY Contrary to common perceptions, most older Americans are sexually active and willing to experiment. Modern Maturity magazine reports that 67% of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!