DARE Says HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ Celebrates Drug Use, Sex, and Violence

Drug Abuse Education, or DARE, is calling HBO’s hit show “Euphoria” for its depiction of drug use, sex, and violence.

“Euphoria,” which premiered in 2019 and is in its second season, follows Rue (played by Zendaya), a high school student struggling with addiction amid relationships, friendships, and family life. hers.

“Instead of every parent’s desire to keep their children safe from the potentially dire consequences of drug abuse and other high-risk behaviors, our drama HBO, ‘Euphoria,’ chooses to glorify and misrepresent high school student drug use, addiction, anonymous sex, violence, and other destructive behaviors that are pervasive and pervasive in the world world today,” DARE said in a statement.

Founded in the 1980s during the Ronald Reagan “war on drugs,” DARE advocates a zero-tolerance policy on drugs.

DARE said it wanted to consult with program representatives to express its concerns.

“Unfortunately, HBO, social media, TV show critics and paid advertising chose to view the show as ‘groundbreaking’, rather than recognize the potential negative consequences. School-age children today face unparalleled mental health risks and challenges,” the statement said.

Prior to the second season, Zendaya, who was also the series’ executive producer, posted a statement on social media warned viewers that the show could be irritating to some and stressed that the show was intended for an adult audience.

“I know I’ve said this before, but I want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for a mature audience. This season, possibly even more than last season, is very emotional and addresses the issue. can be daunting and difficult to watch,” wrote Zendaya on Instagram.

She added that viewers “should only watch it if you feel comfortable”.

Zendaya posted a similar warning before the program’s launch in 2019.

“Just to reiterate before tonight’s premiere, that Euphoria is intended for mature audiences. It’s a raw and honest portrait of addiction, anxiety, and the difficulties of navigating life today,” she said. Written. “There are scenes that are graphic, difficult to watch and can be provocative. Please only watch if you feel you can handle it.”

ONE deny the responsibility mental health with the National Mental Health Alliance phone number running ahead of episodes addressing mental health issues.

HBO did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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