In 2021, the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Prevention Strategies completed its three year, multi-longitudinal evaluation of D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL elementary school prevention education curriculum.

The results of that study were submitted for peer review and publication to Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE), an inclusive journal community working together to advance science by making all rigorous research accessible without barriers.

On April 28, 2023, after completing its thorough peer review of the research, this highly respected journal, as well as the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine, published its research article accepting and reporting the evaluation’s positive findings…

“When compared to virtual control cases, the program had identifiable improvements in both a key psychosocial measure and in terms of deterring the onset of 30-day alcohol use, drunkenness, and vaping. Outcomes suggest that the delivery of elementary school keepin’ it REAL by D.A.R.E. officers is having a positive effect in terms of deterring the onset of alcohol use and vaping.”

D.A.R.E. Makes a Comeback in Chino Schools

D.A.R.E. Makes a Comeback in Chino Schools

The drug abuse resistance program D.A.R.E. has returned to Chino elementary schools after 20 years, with a focus on healthy decision-making skills and self-advocacy. Approximately 900 fifth-grade students in the Chino Valley Unified School District are participating…

From Fentanyl to Facebook, D.A.R.E. Officers Tackle Teen Addictions

From Fentanyl to Facebook, D.A.R.E. Officers Tackle Teen Addictions

ST. LOUIS – Studies show that more than 100,000 Americans die of overdose each year. As police departments grapple with drug-related deaths, they’re also addressing another addiction – one that didn’t exist 20 years ago. Teens and even children are finding themselves...

Thomasville Sheriff’s Office Hosts D.A.R.E. Officer Training

Thomasville Sheriff’s Office Hosts D.A.R.E. Officer Training

THOMASVILLE- Every year, Georgia D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, resource officers have to attend an updated training seminar. For a week, officers from all across the state meet in a different town and learn the newest rules and procedures. This year,...

4,500 Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Mexico in Tijuana

4,500 Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Mexico in Tijuana

Tijuana, Baja California, February 23, 2023 – More than 4,500 preschool, Elementary, and Middle school students from 43 schools in Tijuana, Mexico, graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. Students completed their preventive education program against drug use courses…