On this week’s Pulse of St. Louis, FOX 2’s Huda spoke with Hazelwood D.A.R.E. Officer Ed Novak about the growing concern over teens and 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 hooked on social media. The addictive nature of screen time is compounding the mental health crisis, linking young people to loneliness, anxiety and depression.

On this week’s Pulse of St. Louis, FOX 2’s Huda spoke with Hazelwood D.A.R.E. Officer Ed Novak about the growing concern over teens and addictions.

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A Different Kind of D.A.R.E.

A Different Kind of D.A.R.E.

The principle is still the same: Friendly officers from the Moorhead Police Department come to fifth grade classrooms every day to prepare kids to make good decisions. But if you attended elementary school in the 1980s and 1990s, when the nationwide program was in its...

The Role and Preparation of School Resource Officers

The Role and Preparation of School Resource Officers

There is an opportunity for law enforcement and schools to partner in a way that elevates both institutions and is potentially transformative in building trust and cooperation between community members. If school communities decide that having law enforcement on site…

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

At a time when more than 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use, the U.S. surgeon general says no amount of the drug is safe for teens, young adults and pregnant women.

“While the perceived harm of marijuana is decreasing, the scary truth is that the actual potential for harm is increasing,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said…

Prevention 101: The Science Behind Healthy Decision Making for Students

Prevention 101: The Science Behind Healthy Decision Making for Students

The D.A.R.E. America – National School Board Association webinar conducted by Richard Clayton, PhD and David L. Wyrick, PhD on August 13, 2019 is now online to view. The webinar will help the listener understand the evidence and theoretical base underlying Prevention Science, identifying the D.A.R.E. curricula as a model program. The D.A.R.E. curricula focuses on providing cutting edge instruction that helps prevent drug use by developing basic, core Socio-Emotional skills needed for safe and responsible choices…

D.A.R.E. Launches New High School Curriculum

D.A.R.E. Launches New High School Curriculum

myPlaybook: Core is a four-lesson curriculum designed for delivery to High School Students, ideally in 9th or 10th grade. The lesson content is aligned with D.A.R.E. Elementary and Middle school program concepts, continuing the focus on understanding risk behavior…