February 24, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

SAMHSA Publishes Brief on the Impact of Chronic Substance Use on the Brain

Posted on July 26, 2017 by in News, Officers


The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is pleased to share a new brief by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Chronic Substance Use and the Brain: Effects and Responses describes the effects that chronic substance use can have on the brain, and discusses the variables that may influence those effects. […]

Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact

Posted on March 21, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers, Parents

Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

The 4th major report on the legalization impact of marijuana on Colorado.   Click here to view or download the report (PDF).   “Alcohol has been the number one substance involved in teen suicide, to have marijuana replace alcohol as the leading substance, is very alarming. “How many more “firsts” do we need to see […]

4 Things You and Your Teen May Not Know About Marijuana — But Should

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers, Parents, Spotlight

4 Thing to Know

Massachusetts is now among eight U.S. states to legalize marijuana for adult (21+) recreational use, a decision that’s created a relaxed stance on use of the drug and left many parents worried. The simple, clear and empowering message we suggest parents share with teens is that avoidance of marijuana is best and here’s why. Marijuana […]


Posted on January 20, 2015 by in Bulletins, Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Officers

Wizzie Stix

From ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA JANUARY 2015. Download the PDF. It has come to the attention of RMHIDTA that a number of our officers were unaware of “Pixy Stix” as a marijuana edible. This bulletin will provide officers with some basic information on the topic. For more information see below for sources. DETAILS This […]

Free IACP/NCMEC Cyberbullying Resource for Law Enforcement

Posted on September 16, 2014 by in Bullying, Officers


IACP, in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, has released a new resource, Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement. This resource is a tip card that provides guidance for […]

Daren the Lion Mascot Costume

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in News, Officers

Daren Costume

A great investment to get the most of your D.A.R.E.® Program. Make appearances at parades, carnivals, fairs, sporting events and shopping malls. An excellent addition to your D.A.R.E. graduation. Loved by children & adults. Interact with your local D.A.R.E. sponsors. Produced by by Scollon Productions, one of the world’s leading costume creators. Premium quality construction. Easily maintained. Fits slim […]

D.A.R.E. America Position Paper on Marijuana Legalization

Posted on September 1, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers

DARE America Logo

D.A.R.E. America joins every major public health association, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and other groups in opposing the legalization of marijuana. Simply put, legalization would drastically increase marijuana use and use disorder rates, as well as hamper public safety and health at a cost […]

The D.A.R.E Song

Posted on January 15, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Officer Tools, Officers


D.A.R.E. Song Lyrics by Michael Wagman, Music by John Andrew Tartaglia