October 08, 2015

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Making a Difference for Children

Posted on October 4, 2015 by in Hometown, Maryland, News

From Southern Maryland News Net. Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the CCSO would like to congratulate PFC Lewis Payne (Thomas Stone High School), Officer Melanie Tyner (John Hanson Middle School), and Officer Eugene Caballero (Davis Middle School) who graduated from Drug Abuse and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training today. The D.A.R.E. program teaches students good […]

U.S. High School Seniors Rarely Use Bath Salts; Those Who Do More Likely to Use Alcohol and Other Drugs

Posted on October 4, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

From CESAR FAX. In the first nationally representative study to look at self-reported bath salt use, only 1.1% of high school seniors reported any use in the last year. One-third (33%) of bath salt users reported using only once or twice in the last year, suggesting that many users are experimental users. However, nearly one-fifth […]

Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Non-Smoking Youth Associated with Intentions to Smoke Conventional Cigarettes

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

From CESAR FAX. Slightly more than one-fifth (21.9%) of 6th-12th grade students who have never smoked cigarettes say they intend* to use tobacco cigarettes in the future, according to data from the 2011-2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Non-smoking youth who had ever used e-cigarettes were nearly twice as likely to have intentions to smoke conventional cigarettes […]

D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Winners — Congratulations Ethan and Masood

Posted on September 15, 2015 by in News

See the videos for the drawing we did on 9/15/15, and congratulations to the winners! See locations of the sweepstakes near you at sweepstakes.dare.org and thank you for support D.A.R.E. and the work we do.   The D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Workers Click images for larger view

E-Cigarette and Hookah Use Increase Among U.S. High School Students, as Cigarette and Cigar Use Decrease

Posted on September 12, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

From CESAR FAX. The use of e-cigarettes by U.S. high school students tripled and the use of hookahs doubled from 2013 to 2014, according to data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey. The percentage of U.S. high school students reporting past month e-cigarette use increased from 4.5% to 13.4%, while the percentage reporting hookah use […]

2015 Orange County Benefit Reception, Friday, October 16, 2015

Posted on September 4, 2015 by in Events, News

You Are Cordially Invited to the BENEFIT RECEPTION Honoring The Legacy of Daryl F. Gates Former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department and Founder of the D.A.R.E. Program Police Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. and the Irvine Police Department Hosted By The Perricone Family Special Performance by Dave Stamey DATE Friday, October 16, 2015 […]

Pecos D.A.R.E. Officer Gives Back to Fellow Policeman

Posted on September 4, 2015 by in Hometown, News, Texas

From CBS7. PRESIDIO – Most of us are well aware of the D.A.R.E program that is usually taught in elementary and junior high. Not only does it teach kids to say no to drugs and alcohol, but it prepares them to make healthy choices in life. As soon as Pecos DARE Officer Olga Keese heard […]

D.A.R.E. America shout out from David Oyelowo

Posted on September 4, 2015 by in News, Spotlight

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, star of the upcoming movie Captive gives a shout out to the D.A.R.E. program! His movies include Selma, The Butler, Lincoln, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. His accomplishments include: Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama); Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries; and a […]

Digital Drug Prevention Effort

Posted on September 4, 2015 by in News

Today, D.A.R.E. is embarking on a new and exciting journey into developing digital technology to deliver effective prevention materials and decision-making tools to kids all over the world and keep up-to-date with how kids are now learning. If you would like to join us in supporting the future of youth alcohol and other drug prevention […]

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 […]