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.
The Santa Maria Police Honor Guard posts the colors during the D.A.R.E. graduation at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge on Thursday. More than 800 sixth-grade students took the pledge to stay drug free and make responsible, informed choices during a Thursday morning graduation for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.
Fifth grade students at Highland Elementary in Burlington made a public pledge Thursday to be drug-free during a D.A.R.E graduation. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E, has been a staple in schools and police departments for decades.