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Anne Arundel “D.A.R.E.(S)” to Expand Opioid Prevention Education

Posted on February 21, 2018 by in Curriculum, Hometown, Maryland, News, School Safety

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As the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to grow, police departments and schools are looking for more ways to fight back. In Maryland’s Anne Arundel County, they’ve found a new path to follow by returning to an older one: D.A.R.E. Anne Arundel, a suburban county located between Baltimore and Annapolis, discontinued the D.A.R.E. program after the […]

Elementary School Students Will Soon Learn About Deadly Opioid Epidemic

Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. – The growing opioid epidemic is such a concern that the D.A.R.E. program is creating special lessons across the nation to teach kids about it. Cabarrus County Deputy Keith Drake, the resource officer at Bethel Elementary in Midland, showed Eyewitness News how he uses flash cards to teach kids about crossing the […]

D.A.R.E. Online Opioid Lesson

Posted on January 26, 2018 by in Curriculum, Educational Courses, Spotlight


In response to the nation’s Opioid crisis, D.A.R.E. is developing a comprehensive Opioid Prevention Curricula for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their communities that will address abuse of Opioids and Over the Counter and Prescription Drugs. As part of our efforts to serve children, families and communities, we additionally offer the […]

D.A.R.E. Plans to Address Opioid Epidemic in New Lesson Program

Posted on September 22, 2017 by in Curriculum, News, Special

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E., plans to launch an opioid-use prevention lesson program at the beginning of 2018. The widely known anti-drug abuse education program that gained momentum in the 1980s and 1990s will be reviewing educational materials produced by health education nonprofit WiRED International. If the materials meet D.A.R.E. standards, they will be distributed […]

Lessons Learned from the Opioid Epidemic: New Challenges and New Opportunities

Posted on September 18, 2017 by in News, Officers, Parents, Special

Mark Gold, MD

Author: Mark Gold, MD The current storyline describing the national opioid epidemic is wrought with sensationalized, media-driven hyperbole and a scarcity of facts. We have described in great detail the increasing number of physicians prescribing pain medications, the lack of limitations related to this practice, and the lack of continuing education regarding risk versus benefit […]

A Rejuvenated D.A.R.E. Can Combat Opioid Epidemic, Cops Say

Posted on May 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association

By Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Right: Statewide members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met on Monday at the Ocean County Police Academy. In the wake of the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, New Jersey’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education – also known as D.A.R.E. – program is regaining its footing […]

DEA to Host Press Conference on Opioid Epidemic

Posted on April 29, 2016 by in Events, Hometown, Spotlight, Virginia

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R/x, heroin, and fentanyl continue to see spikes in abuse and overdose. DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg and other federal, state and local officials will host a press conference to highlight the ongoing U.S. opioid epidemic, and outline continued efforts to address the crisis. The event will take place in conjunction with the 11th National […]

D.A.R.E.’s Position and Curricula Regarding Marijuana & Legalization

Posted on February 2, 2018 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Officers, Parents


1.  What is D.A.R.E.’s position regarding the legalization of marijuana? D.A.R.E. America is a non-profit organization dedicated to our mission of “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.” As taught in our curricula, we believe it is neither safe nor healthy for students and all children under the age […]

D.A.R.E. Returns to Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Posted on January 27, 2018 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Maryland, News

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

The return of D.A.R.E. to Anne Arundel County was announced by County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto, and Police Chief Timothy Altomare. D.A.R.E., which was part of the county schools’ curriculum from the 1990s to 2003, will be taught at Annapolis, Corkran, and Lindale middle schools starting in February this […]

OUR VIEW: A community problem

Posted on January 21, 2018 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

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And it’s in need of a community solution. Drugs are a problem — across the country, across the state and in Christian County. We may live in a rural community, but we are not immune to the drug epidemic. It is here, and it is hurting our community. It is killing people — literally. Suicide […]