By Monty | AuxBeacon News Contributor
[Editor’s Note: We received this letter in our inbox. Thank you for your contribution. This is how the Civil Air Patrol is spinning this.]
Thanks to funding provided by the Air Force Surgeon General’s office, CAP operated a Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) program for many years.
With the termination of specially-designated DDR funding, we no longer need to isolate “DDR” as a stand-alone program, nor maintain a separate regulation for DDR activities. Of course, the effort to motivate cadets to adopt a drug-free lifestyle endures. We now have an opportunity to integrate our drug-free message into all facets of cadet life. Our best DDR officers have achieved success because they integrated drug-free content into nearly everything cadets do, rather than separating those learning opportunities from the ordinary cadet experience. Therefore, we will continue to develop in cadets skills for making smart, responsible choices, and to challenge them to serve as ambassadors of our Core Values and a drug-free ethic in their schools and communities.