Curriculum
News & Updates about D.A.R.E. Curricula
D.A.R.E. Plans to Address Opioid Epidemic in New Lesson Program

D.A.R.E. Plans to Address Opioid Epidemic in New Lesson Program

Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E., plans to launch an opioid-use prevention lesson program at the beginning of 2018. The widely known anti-drug abuse education program that gained momentum in the 1980s and 1990s will be reviewing educational...

The new D.A.R.E.: Decision-making skills instead of drug lectures

The new D.A.R.E.: Decision-making skills instead of drug lectures

Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., the school-based substance use prevention program delivered by police officers, has quietly changed into a completely different curriculum. Instead of spending 45 minutes lecturing students about drugs — which has proven...

D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

EVIDENCE-BASED. IMPACTFUL. EFFECTIVE. D.A.R.E.'s high school curricula program consists of three distinct modules that offer educators and law enforcement flexible and cost-effective options for providing students with relevant and timely information and tools to...

Enhancement Lessons

Enhancement Lessons

Today’s youth face unprecedented risks that no prior generation has ever faced. In response, D.A.R.E. has created two “enhancement” lessons that supplement other D.A.R.E. curricula and provide important information for parents as well.

D.A.R.E. Middle School Curriculum

D.A.R.E. Middle School Curriculum

Based upon more than 20 years of research by the Drug Resistance Strategies Project about why our youth use drugs, D.A.R.E. America collaborated with Penn State University and Arizona State University to create keepin’ it REAL, a state-of-the-art, middle school substance abuse prevention program.

D.A.R.E. Elementary School Curriculum

D.A.R.E. Elementary School Curriculum

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary School curriculum continues a more than thirty year commitment to providing cutting edge instruction that helps prevent drug use by developing basic, core skills needed for safe and responsible choices…skills that extend well beyond drugs to healthy and mature choices in life.

The New D.A.R.E. Program—This One Works

The New D.A.R.E. Program—This One Works

The “keepin’ it REAL” substance-abuse curriculum focuses on elementary and middle-school students’ decisions, not drugs. If you were one of millions of children who completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E., between 1983 and 2009, you may be...