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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.

 

 

 

D.A.R.E. Students Aim to Collect 25,000 Pairs in Annual Shoe Drive

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

Annual Shoe Drive

Students in Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes will be looking to find new homes for unwanted soles during the fourth annual D.A.R.E. shoe drive, beginning in August. From Tracy Press Steve…

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Medical Marijuana: To sell or not to sell?

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

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More states legalize sales, but hospitals may jeopardize federal Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement From FierceHealthcare, by Ilene MacDonald Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

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D.A.R.E. Dunk Tank a Safer Plunge

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

D.A.R.E. Dunk Tank

Donated materials allow for reconstruction Down you go (Photo by Terry Brlas) The D.A.R.E. dunk tank is back and improved for the 2014 Homecoming. A reconstruction of the unique apparatus has…

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D.A.R.E. Camp Teaches Safety and Drug Abuse Resistance

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

D.A.R.E. Camp Teaches Safety and Drug Abuse Resistance

From Mississippi News Now BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - There's a unique summer camp happening this week at D'Iberville Middle School aimed at keeping children safe and teaching them how to make wise…

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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

Nicole Lusk

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

Kendall Jones

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

Julie Smith

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

Wil Wheaton

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

University of Maryland Seal

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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