February 24, 2018



Highlights from the 30th International Training Conference held July 11 – 13, 2017 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Texas


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

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2018

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…

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

Posted on Sep 18th, 2017

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…

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

Posted on Jul 26th, 2017

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,…

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Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact

Posted on Mar 21st, 2017

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…

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

Posted on Mar 13th, 2017

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…

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Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

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…

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Free IACP/NCMEC Cyberbullying Resource for Law Enforcement

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

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…

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Daren the Lion Mascot Costume

Posted on Sep 10th, 2014

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…

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

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014

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…

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The D.A.R.E Song

Posted on Jan 15th, 2014

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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 scroll down to see the lyrics on this page. D.A.R.E. Song Lyrics by Michael Wagman, Music by…

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