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 […]

Should Parents Lie About Smoking Pot?

Posted on July 7, 2017 by in News, Parents

Pot Question

“Hey, Mom. Have you ever smoked weed?” The only question perhaps trickier than this would include either algebra or an unwanted marriage proposal. I kind of thought I didn’t have to worry anymore about getting asked this question. The teen questioner and I had just sat down to lunch at Plan B with his grandmother. […]

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 […]

Parent Alert – Fentanyl Abuse

Posted on June 5, 2016 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Parent Alert, Parents

Paper with fentanyl and test tubes on a table.

Since 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has encountered a dangerous trend – the convergence of the growing synthetic drug threat with the epidemic of opioid abuse currently affecting our nation.  In this case, the consequences are deadly when clandestinely-manufactured Fentanyl and Fentanyl derivatives are being added to heroin or replacing heroin altogether on the […]

For Safety’s Sake, Parents Urged to Pay Attention to Kids’ Online Activities

Posted on September 18, 2014 by in Colorado, Hometown, Internet Safety, Parents

Online Safety

From Fox 31 Denver. DENVER — After a Longmont man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from Connecticut and then bringing her all the way back to Colorado with him, your family’s safety is top of mind. Police say the man met the girl online. Local law enforcement agencies remind parents to always […]

A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Internet Safety, Parents


From www.fbi.gov. Dear Parent: Our children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a […]

Kid-friendly Apps That Bring Internet Safety to Android

Posted on August 22, 2014 by in Internet Safety, Parents

Kid-friendly Apps

From www.geek.com. Whether you are the kind of parent who hands over your smartphone in the grocery store so your kid can watch Netflix while you shop or you’ve already given Junior his first tablet, chances are good you have at least considered some kind of software to act as a barrier between the raw, […]

Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Parents

Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

From The New York Times. When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, “It’s legal in Colorado.” These are confusing times for middle and high school students, who […]