October 31, 2014

Thanks, Officer Batman

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, Spotlight

Pickerington Police Officer Dan Simcox gets a hug from new Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduate Katie Nash, 11, following graduation Friday, Oct. 17, at Harmon Middle School. From PICKERINGTON TIMES-SUN. Pickerington Police Officer Dan Simcox led a group of 77 students through D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies Friday, Oct. 17, at Harmon Middle School. The D.A.R.E. program, designed 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    

Suncoast Rehab Center comments on Amendment 2

Posted on October 12, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown, Spotlight

Medical Marijuana Contention: Amendment 2 Deemed “Smokescreen”–Suncoast Rehab Center Encourages Increased Public Education and Due Diligence in Voting Process. Suncoast Rehab Center comments on Amendment 2, which the facility maintains presents a prime opportunity for better education among the public in regards to the amendment’s perceived lax regulations and according to some, its likelihood to […]

Learn more about the local D.A.R.E. program at Connect, Commit 2014

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina, Spotlight

The D.A.R.E. program at Connect, Commit to Change 2013 / STAR FILE PHOTO. From shelbystar.com. Are you looking for ways to make your community a better place to live? Join The Star on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shelby City Park gym for the 5th annual Connect, Commit to […]

Commentary from Florida’s Representative to the National D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown, Spotlight

Mariana DiMercurio, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Florida Representative

By Mariana DiMercurio, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Florida Representative. Most teenagers don’t smoke pot, but if Amendment 2 passes in Florida, you can expect to see more young people getting high throughout our state. I care enough about my peers that I am not willing to sit back and watch as voters conduct a dangerous experiment […]

Kirksville works to educate students about drug abuse

Posted on October 2, 2014 by in Hometown, Missouri, News, Spotlight

From heartlandconnection.com. KIRKSVILLE, MO. — Drug use by teens in the United States is more of a problem now than it has ever been before. One Heartland school district is helping to prevent the use of drugs with special education programs. The Kirksville School District offers numerous education classes for students to help teach them about […]

Investing in Community

Posted on October 2, 2014 by in Canada, Hometown, Hometown International, Manitoba, Spotlight

From Steinbach Online. Could you put a price on keeping your child away from smoking, drinking alcohol and using drugs? The Steinbach Rotary Club believes the dividends of investing in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program taught to grade six and eight middle school students in the Hanover School Division, well outweigh any costs. […]

D.A.R.E. America Announces Participation In National Cyber Security Awareness Month – October 1-31, 2014

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Internet Safety, News, Spotlight

D.A.R.E. is joining with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2014. It sometimes seems as if everything we do is accomplished online, our computers, laptops and smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. “The […]

Science Daily: Four Research Reports on the Effects of Marijuana

Posted on September 27, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Spotlight

Research on marijuana’s negative health effects summarized in report Date: June 5, 2014 Source: NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse Summary: The current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana use links the drug to several significant adverse effects including addiction, a review reports. The review describes the science establishing that marijuana can be addictive […]