January 20, 2018

Drug Resistance Education Needed Now More Than Ever

Posted on December 26, 2017 by in Hometown, New Hampshire, News

Daren, the D.A.R.E. Lion

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) found that in 2016, attitudes among American students had improved when it came to drug abuse. Past-year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana declined, to the lowest level in the history of the survey. The discouraging news was that there was a general decline in the perceived […]

More than 800 Sixth-Grade Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Posted on December 26, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News

The Santa Maria Police Honor Guard posts the colors during the D.A.R.E. graduation at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge on Thursday.

Photo: The Santa Maria Police Honor Guard posts the colors during the D.A.R.E. graduation at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge on Thursday. More than 800 sixth-grade students took the pledge to stay drug free and make responsible, informed choices during a Thursday morning graduation for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Claps and cheers […]

Fifth-Graders in Burlington Make Pledge to Stay Drug-Free during D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on December 17, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina


BURLINGTON, N.C. – Fifth grade students at Highland Elementary in Burlington made a public pledge Thursday to be drug-free during a D.A.R.E graduation. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E, has been a staple in schools and police departments for decades. “We’ve been doing it here in Burlington for over 30 years,” officer Michael […]

Encounter with D.A.R.E. Officer First Sparked RCPD Lieutenant’s Desire to Serve Community

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Hometown, Kansas, News

Erin Freidline

Freidline said meeting a female officer when she was a student made her want to pursue a job in law enforcement. Erin Freidline didn’t know early in life that she would be part of the police force. All she knew was a D.A.R.E. officer who visited her class in the sixth grade ignited something in […]

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: