October 23, 2017

D.A.R.E. Connects Students and Law Enforcement

Posted on October 5, 2017 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News

Aaron Nelson

“For some kids, D.A.R.E. is the only positive interaction with law enforcement they’ve had.” – Litchfield Police Officer Aaron Nelson. Aaron Nelson of the Litchfield Police Department has been a D.A.R.E. officer since 2006. He enjoys interacting with students at Litchfield Middle School and the School of St. Philip. ”A world in which students everywhere […]

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 […]

The new D.A.R.E.: Decision-making skills instead of drug lectures

Posted on August 15, 2017 by in Curriculum, News

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., the school-based substance use prevention program delivered by police officers, has quietly changed into a completely different curriculum. Instead of spending 45 minutes lecturing students about drugs — which has proven to be counterproductive, resulting in increasing, rather than decreasing, drug use — the police officers are now showing […]

Flawed, Faulty and Wrong Media Reports on 2017 D.A.R.E. Curricula

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in News, Spotlight


Contacting D.A.R.E. for comment proves too much work for today’s reporters; instead, they Google and quote a 21-year-old study!   On July 11, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference praising the nearly 35-year-old anti-drug curricula taught in thousands of schools in every state in America and 52 […]

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Richland County Muslim School Believed to be First in the Nation

Posted on May 21, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Leon Lott

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation. RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. – Ten Muslim students in Richland County participated in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind event of the educational drug program called D.A.R.E. Friday’s D.A.R.E. […]

Communities Bring Back D.A.R.E. to Their Classrooms

Posted on April 11, 2017 by in Special


The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority. Read about the return of D.A.R.E. to the communities below:

Surgeon General Commends Efficacy of D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Curriculum

Posted on November 30, 2016 by in News


Strong scientific evidence supports the effectiveness of prevention programs; Report states keepin’ it REAL has shown positive effects on substance use. INGLEWOOD, CA:  The United States Surgeon General’s just-issued landmark report on alcohol, drugs and health entitled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, concludes that alcohol and drug misuse, […]

Robert Quinn is the 2016 DEA / DARE Law Enforcement Executive of the Year

Posted on August 1, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, News

New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn

New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn, the 2016 DEA/DARE Law Enforcement Executive of the Year, will be honored at the 29th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from July 19-21. The Northern New England Training Team trained and certified 14 new D.A.R.E. Officers from New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont that […]

Images from the 29th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference

Posted on July 30, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, News

DARE Conference 2016 Logo

The 29th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia on July 19 to 21, 2016. The conference provided opportunities for attendees to gain enhanced knowledge, useful strategies, and practical skills that will have an immediate and positive impact within their schools and local communities. View the photos from the conference […]

Cyrway Receives D.A.R.E.’s 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on July 27, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, Hometown, Maine, News, Spotlight

Scott Cyrway

Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton (ME), was presented with the 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award at the International D.A.R.E. Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Cyrway has been a D.A.R.E. officer for 24 years and is the DARE training coordinator for the state. He is also involved with the Northern New England D.A.R.E., according […]