August 27, 2015

Places with More Marijuana Dispensaries Have More Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations, Study Finds

Posted on August 16, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Spotlight

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. The National Institutes of Health-funded research, published online in the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, could be informative […]

Zumyah Thorpe Inspires D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on August 13, 2015 by in 28th International Conference, Hometown, News, Ohio

Miracle girl Zumyah Thorpe, recovering from a car accident, adds national speaker to her list of achievements. Zumayah was asked to speak at the 28th International D.A.R.E. Conference held in New Orleans August 4 to 6, 2015. From

Ferguson D.A.R.E. Officer and School Principal working together to insure a brighter future for the children of Ferguson

Posted on August 12, 2015 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

D.A.R.E. segment begins at 1:35. From nineNetwork. Producer Ruth Ezell visits Central Elementary School in Ferguson, Missouri during celebrations marking its 135th anniversary and learns about the successful partnership between the principal of the predominantly African-American school and its white Community Resource and D.A.R.E. officer from the Ferguson P.D.

Collier Corporal Honored as Nation’s Top D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on August 3, 2015 by in Florida, Hometown, News

From Naples Florida Weekly. Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, left, presented Cpl. Ken Vila with the 2015 Florida D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award earlier this month in Orlando. In August, Cpl. Vila will travel to New Orleans to receive D.A.R.E. America’s 2015 National D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award. COURTESY PHOTO. Cpl. Ken Vila […]

Alcohol Use Continues to Decline Among Teens, Approaching Levels of Marijuana Use

Posted on July 30, 2015 by in News

Alcohol use among middle and high school students continues to decline to record lows, according to data
from the 2014 national Monitoring the Future survey. The percentage of 12th graders reporting past month
alcohol use decreased from highs above 70% in the late 1970s to 37% in 2014, the lowest rate since data
collection began in 1975. Use among 8th and 10th graders has also declined. While alcohol continues to be the substance most frequently reported by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, the recent declines have narrowed the gap between the percentage reporting alcohol and marijuana use. For example, in 1991, 25.1% of 8th graders reported using alcohol in the past month compared to 3.2% who reported past month marijuana use. In 2014, these 9.0% of 8th graders reported using alcohol in the past month, compared to 6.5% reporting marijuana use.

D.A.R.E. Cited in Press Release of Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Doris Matsui

Posted on July 29, 2015 by in California, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Ohio

  D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015   CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson – BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui – JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163     Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation […]

How Amazon Prime Day Can Help D.A.R.E.

Posted on July 15, 2015 by in News

July 15th is Amazon Prime Day with sales site wide that will rival Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members! What’s better is that with your Prime Day purchases, you can help support D.A.R.E.!  Our partner, iMyne, will make a donation each time you shop. Simply sign-up using the steps below!   1) Sign-up for your […]

D.A.R.E. Annual Report for 2013

Posted on June 27, 2015 by in Annual Report, News

  Download the 2013 DARE Annual Report. (Will open as a .pdf) Excerpt from report: MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT & CEO Celebrating D.A.R.E. – 30 Years as the world’s Preeminent Substance Abuse and Anti-High Risk Behavior Prevention Education Curricula Use of drugs by youth in the 1970s and 1980s gave […]

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong Awarded 2015 DEA / D.A.R.E. America Law Enforcement Executive of The Year Award

Posted on June 26, 2015 by in 28th International Conference, News

Francisco X. Pegueros, President and CEO of D.A.R.E. America and Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Los Angeles Field Division Anthony D. Williams are pleased to announce the selection of Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong as the 2015 DEA/DARE Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. The DEA/D.A.R.E America Law Enforcement Executive award is given […]

Southside ISD students working to stop drugs in schools

Posted on June 24, 2015 by in Hometown, News, Texas

From WOAI News 4 San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO – It’s a program that’s been around for decades and one area school district is proving it still works. In the 2013-2014 school year, Southside Independent School District Police made 13 drug-related arrests at Losoya Middle School. District leaders knew they had to take action, so they […]