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This is the place to keep up with the latest information affecting our program as D.A.R.E. continues to help eradicate drug abuse and violence throughout the world.

 

 

 

NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Partners with CESAR to Establish the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS)

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014

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Source: CESAR FAX, University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) has been awarded a 5-year project to work with NIDA to develop the…

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Checks Presented to D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Campaign 2 Winners

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014

D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Campaign 2014

Frank Pegueros, President & CEO, and, Tom Hazelton, President of Development, presented the checks to the D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Campaign 2 Grand Prize winner, Christina Le, and Bonus Prize winner,…

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MD D.A.R.E. YAB Representative is Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland 2015

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014

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Nicole Lusk, MD D.A.R.E. YAB Representative, was awarded the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland 2015 title along with over $2,600 in scholarship monies to be used at any college of her choice, an…

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Former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow Dies of Cancer at 57

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014

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BANGOR, Maine — Former Bangor police chief Don Winslow died Thursday after having spent the last few months of his life sharing his experience facing terminal cancer and being embraced by the…

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National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program

Posted on Jul 12th, 2014

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The National Sheriffs' Association passed a resolution to support the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Below is a copy of the…

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Kendall Jones- D.A.R.E MBC Story

Posted on Jul 6th, 2014

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Kendall Jones reports on officer Tanner and his efforts through the D.A.R.E…

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The Myths of Smoking Pot

Posted on Jun 26th, 2014

In this June 19, 2014 photo, freshly packaged cannabis-infused peanut butter cookies are prepared for casing, inside Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets, in Denver. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

From her perch as head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Nora Volkow watches anxiously as the country embarks on what she sees as a risky social experiment in legalizing…

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Pope Says Just Say No to Legalizing Drugs

Posted on Jun 20th, 2014

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment on Friday, lending his voice to a debate which is raging from the U.S. to Uruguay…

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Guntown Teacher is D.A.R.E.’s Tops in Nation

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

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GUNTOWN – Julia Smith spent the past 20 years teaching sixth-graders and police officers alike. Her dedication to both sets of students earned her this year’s National D.A.R.E. Educator of the…

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AmazonSmile $5 Bonus Father’s Day Promotion

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014

D.A.R.E. America To celebrate Father's Day, from now through 6/15/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at…

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State of Virginia Officially Recognizes Work of D.A.R.E. and Virginia State Police

Posted on May 28th, 2014

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On May 22, 2014, in an award ceremony held at the State Police Academy in Virignia, State Delegate Terry Austin and State Senator William Carrico presented a joint house and senate resolution…

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Brain Abnormalities Among Marijuana Users

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014

Study finds brain changes in young marijuana users The Boston scientists found that the degree of brain changes appeared to be directly related to the amount participants smoked per week. By…

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Wil Wheaton Gives Advice on Being a Nerd and It Goes Viral

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2014

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Source: Examiner.com Wil Wheaton has some advice for those who are called nerds and bullied as children. During a panel at the Denver Comic Con in June of 2013, Wheaton was asked if he was ever…

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Percentage of College Freshmen Drinking Beer in the Past Year Remains at Historically Low Levels

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2014

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Source: CESAR FAX, University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research The percentage of U.S. college freshmen reporting that they drank beer occasionally or frequently in the past year has…

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National D.A.R.E Day, April 3, 2014

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014

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Each year one day, National D.A.R.E. Day, is set aside to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of D.A.R.E., as well as the students having graduated from D.A.R.E. their D.A.R.E. Officers…

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D.A.R.E. Officers Teach Kids Life Skills

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014

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Right: Moss Point Upper Elementary School fifth-graders Noe Quezada, left, and Marlana Lewis listen as Moss Point police D.A.R.E. officer Darius Wilson teaches a class there. …

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Bismarck Holds D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on Feb 4th, 2014

Approximately 40 Bismarck fifth graders took part in Friday’s D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony held in the school cafeteria under the direction of St. Francois County Deputy Gary Carver, long-time D.A.R.E. instructor (back row, middle). At the program, two students — Jathan Thilking and Teagan Ryder — read their required essays aloud to their fellow students.

Approximately 40 Bismarck fifth graders took part in Friday’s D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony held in the school cafeteria under the direction of St. Francois County Deputy Gary Carver, long-time…

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Marijuana Use by U.S. 12th Graders Increases Even as Alcohol and Cigarette Use Continue to Decline

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

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Read at the University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research website The percentage of U.S. high school seniors reporting the use of alcohol or cigarettes in the past month has decreased…

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The D.A.R.E Song

Posted on Jan 15th, 2014

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Play the MP3 of the Song: 

Click here to download the MP3 file or scroll down to play and/or share the MP4 file Click here to download the Lyrics in PDF or…

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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves About Marijuana

Posted on Jan 11th, 2014

A user selects marijuana strains to purchase at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary in Denver, Colorado.Getty Images

Colorado makes pot legal, 'Rocky Mountain high' jokes follow. Now watch the tragedies start piling up. By MITCHELL S. ROSENTHAL, Jan. 9, 2014 6:50 p.m. ET  Read at the Wall Street…

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