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Number of US Counties with Drug Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin Increases Nearly Five-Fold from 2000 to 2014

Posted on July 21, 2017 by in News

University of Maryland Seal

The number of U.S. counties with drug poisoning deaths involving heroin increased from 103 in 2000 to 511 in 2014, according to data from a special NDEWS-supported geospatial analysis of death data from the CDC WONDER database. The geographic pattern of heroin-involved drug poisoning deaths shifted from counties on both the east and west coasts […]

Talented Young Lady Sings the National Anthem at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA

Posted on July 20, 2017 by in Hometown, Mississippi, News

From left to right: Shreveport, LA Chief of Police Alan Crump; 7th grade Youree Drive Middle Student & Soloist Sachiri Henderson; D.A.R.E. Vice President of Development & Regional Director John Lindsay; Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator

Sachiri Henderson sang a flawless National Anthem for over 200 Louisiana police officers at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA. In photo from left to right: Shreveport, LA Chief of Police Alan Crump; 7th grade Youree Drive Middle Student & Soloist Sachiri Henderson; D.A.R.E. Vice President of Development & Regional Director John Lindsay; Caddo […]

Local Officer Earns Statewide Recognition

Posted on July 20, 2017 by in Hometown, Mississippi, News

2017 Mississippi D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Mark Gilmore

Officer Mark Gilmore has been named the D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in the state of Mississippi. Gilmore was honored Monday at the D.A.R.E summer conference in Biloxi. D.A.R.E stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R. E. website describes the program as “a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten […]

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner at Islamic Academy of Columbia, SC

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir

In photo: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Principal Louai Elkhatib, Deputy Donna Tucker (DARE Instructor), Teacher Maha S. Najjar (5th grade) and D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir. Sheriff Lott is proud to be the first in the nation to offer D.A.R.E. to a Muslims school, the Islamic Academy School located in Columbia. Deputy Tucker was […]

Flawed, Faulty and Wrong Media Reports on 2017 D.A.R.E. Curricula

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in News, Spotlight

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Contacting D.A.R.E. for comment proves too much work for today’s reporters; instead, they Google and quote a 21-year-old study!   On July 11, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference praising the nearly 35-year-old anti-drug curricula taught in thousands of schools in every state in America and 52 […]

Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman Named 2017 DEA / Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) Law Enforcement Executive Of The Year

Posted on July 12, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, News

Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman

Sheriff Chapman praised for implementation of progressive programs to reduce region’s drug trafficking & addiction challenges. Inglewood, CA – Francisco X. Pegueros, President & CEO of D.A.R.E. America, and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Washington, DC Division, are pleased to announce that Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman […]

Should Parents Lie About Smoking Pot?

Posted on July 7, 2017 by in News, Parents

Pot Question

“Hey, Mom. Have you ever smoked weed?” The only question perhaps trickier than this would include either algebra or an unwanted marriage proposal. I kind of thought I didn’t have to worry anymore about getting asked this question. The teen questioner and I had just sat down to lunch at Plan B with his grandmother. […]

Running Clinic for Kids to Raise Money for D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 29, 2017 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

Project 90 Kids

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -A summer event will help raise money for D.A.R.E along with getting the kids off the couch. Gearhead Outfitters is partnering with St. Bernards for the Project 90 Kids event. It’s an event that stems from Project 90 for adults. Seth Freeman is an instructor for Project 90 Kids and appeared on […]

Fillmore County Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News

Chief Deputy Tony Webber

Chief Deputy Tony Webber was the guest speaker at the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held last Wednesday morning, May 24. Fillmore County sixth graders have the knowledge and power “to resist drugs and violence.” Sixth-graders from Mabel-Canton, Lanesboro, Fillmore Central, Rushford-Peterson and Kingsland schools gathered Wednesday, May 24, at Mabel-Canton Elementary School to celebrate their graduation […]

Murray Fifth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in Hometown, Iowa, News

Murray 2017 D.A.R.E. Graduates

Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students has already taken that step, as the fifth graders in the school’s new D.A.R.E. program graduated in May. “Unfortunately drugs are a problem everywhere we go in one way or another. We […]