October 31, 2014
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Red Ribbon Week takes first strides with 5K

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in California, Hometown, News

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary, ordinance maintenance platoon sergeant, Combat Logistics Batalion 13, receives a trophy for coming in second place during the Red Ribbon Week 5K race at Desert Winds Golf Course, Oct. 23, 2014. From Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Daren the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion diligently led […]

Dunn County deputy earns state award for warning kids about drugs

Posted on October 25, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

Dunn County Deputy Rod Dicus teaches a Drug Abuse Resistance Education class to Elk Mound fifth-graders. Dicus recently was named as the Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. From Leader-Telegram. MENOMONIE — Dunn County Deputy Rod Dicus gave high fives and fist bumps to students as he walked through Elk Mound Middle School hallways on […]

Irvington’s Main Street School Fifth-Graders Take on D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on October 25, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

The Main Street School fifth- graders are participating in the DARE program with Police Officer Erik Seman. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District. From tarrytown.dailyvoice.com. IRVINGTON, N.Y. — The fifth-graders at Main Street School have begun the 2014 Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program. The main objective of the program is to teach the fifth- graders how to […]

D.A.R.E. seeking vehicle to educate against drugs

Posted on October 25, 2014 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News, Spotlight

School officer seeking vehicle to educate against drugs. From The Sun Times. Heber Springs, Arkansas Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer Mandee Love of the Heber Springs Police Department and is going above and beyond in her efforts to educate Heber Springs school children about the dangers of drugs. In her short time as a […]

D.A.R.E. Raffle 10-20-14

Posted on October 24, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

We did the raffle drawing, congratulations to the winners!   Here are the results for the Grand prize and Bonus prize. Lisa Halpern $20,000 Bonus Prize Winner     Michael Vasquez $25,000 Grand Prize Winner    

Mainers look to Colorado for lessons learned on marijuana legalization

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Maine, News

Bob Doyle talks to business leaders about his state’s experience with marijuana legalization. From www.wcsh6.com. LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Two weeks from today, voters in South Portland and Lewiston will have their voices heard on ordinances that would legalize the use and possession of marijuana by adults 21 and over. The ordinances are similar […]

D.A.R.E. America Awarded National Council on Patient Information in Education OTC Literacy Grant

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in News

A meeting, in Washington, D.C., of entities concerned with over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse and abuse was convened by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). The stakeholders’ forum – Promoting OTC Literacy Beyond the Classroom – was convened to achieve the following objectives: Create awareness for the McNeil/Scholastic/American Association of Poison Control Centers(AAPCC) […]

West Deptford drug recovery group offers free help to addicts, families

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Right: A flier for “The Meeting” that was handed out at Woodbury’s Fall Festival Parade earlier in October. (Greg Adomaitis | South Jersey Times). From www.nj.com. WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — Wearing a tucked-in button-up shirt, dress slacks and shoes, 25-year-old Greg Maurer slides into a booth at the Colonial Diner in Woodbury and lays it all out. […]

Crime Task Force curbs drug trade

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Sheriff credits multiple prong approach. Deputy Joe Carl and K9 unit Riley are members of the Hardin County Sheriffs Department canine unit which works very closely with the task force. From The Ada Herald Media. HARDIN COUNTY — On Oct. 7, the Hardin County Crime Task Force conducted three traffic stops in Washington Township. As […]

Yorktown’s Murphy Unveils Seven Point Plan To Fight Heroin

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

From The Daily Voice. YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Dr. Terrence Murphy recently unveiled his plan for addressing the Hudson Valley’s growing heroin crisis. Murphy’s plan includes: Sponsoring legislation to require insurance companies to cover drug treatment and rehab up to 90 days. Using drug seizure proceeds to provide funding for Naloxone, a potentially life-saving overdose […]