Pubdate: Thu, 11 May 2000 Date: 05/11/2000 Source: Tahoe World (CA) Author: Arthur Livermore The article "DARE celebrates 10 years at KB" in the May 4 edition of the Tahoe World implies that DARE isn't as effective as it should be. Educating children about drugs should really be part of their biology and chemistry lessons. Law enforcement sees a small part of the picture of drug use. In the article, Deputy Russ Potts said, "When we're out there, we deal with problems that are 80 to 90 percent alcohol and drug related." These problems are related to emotional illness. Alcohol and drug abuse is a symptom of emotional problems. Oversimplifying the issues doesn't help children deal with their emotions. Adults use drugs for medical reasons all the time. Telling children to snitch on their parents if they use certain medicines isn't right. Arthur Livermore, director, Falcon Cove Biology Laboratory, Arch Cape, Ore.