In response to the nation’s Opioid crisis, D.A.R.E. is developing a comprehensive Opioid Prevention Curricula for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their communities that will address abuse of Opioids and Over the Counter and Prescription Drugs. As part of our efforts to serve children, families and communities, we additionally offer the following free online Opioid Lesson for students, parents, and members of communities.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) found that in 2016, attitudes among American students had improved when it came to drug abuse. Past-year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana declined, to the lowest level in the history of the survey.
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.
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.’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.