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Peninsula Clarion: Conversation on drugs, alcohol continues to evolve

Peninsula Clarion: Conversation on drugs, alcohol continues to evolve

Times have changed, and so has the message behind D.A.R.E., the long-running program for elementary school students administered by law enforcement officers. As the Clarion reported this week, while D.A.R.E. still stands for “drug abuse resistance education,” the...
Anne Arundel “D.A.R.E.(S)” to Expand Opioid Prevention Education

Anne Arundel “D.A.R.E.(S)” to Expand Opioid Prevention Education

As the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to grow, police departments and schools are looking for more ways to fight back. In Maryland’s Anne Arundel County, they’ve found a new path to follow by returning to an older one: D.A.R.E. Anne Arundel, a suburban county...
D.A.R.E. Program has Made Tremendous Strides in 30 Years

D.A.R.E. Program has Made Tremendous Strides in 30 Years

By Richard Clayton. School-based, curriculum-driven drug prevention programming is an essential part of efforts to address drug abuse problems in the U.S. Almost no one would disagree with this — especially parents of school-age children, teachers, school…

D.A.R.E.’s Position and Curricula Regarding Marijuana & Legalization

D.A.R.E.’s Position and Curricula Regarding Marijuana & Legalization

1.  What is D.A.R.E.’s position regarding the legalization of marijuana? D.A.R.E. America is a non-profit organization dedicated to our mission of “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.” As taught in our curricula, we...
D.A.R.E. Online Opioid Lesson

D.A.R.E. Online Opioid Lesson

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.

Drug Resistance Education Needed Now More Than Ever

Drug Resistance Education Needed Now More Than Ever

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.

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...
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.