August 19, 2017

D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.

Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. D.A.R.E. curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives.

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

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

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 […]

D.A.R.E. International Conference 2018

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The Return of D.A.R.E.

The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority.

In Massachusetts: Weymouth Officials Welcome Return of D.A.R.E. Program

Lake Sheriff Bringing Back Drug-Education Program to Classrooms

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In News

Faulty reporting on D.A.R.E. is based on old information

The Washington Examiner . . . writes off the program as “failed,” as if it were some sort of settled fact. But . . . the evidence cited to that effect is completely outdated.

Rate per 100,000* of Age-Adjusted Deaths Involving Heroin, by U.S. County, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2014

Number of US Counties with Drug Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin Increases Nearly Five-Fold from 2000 to 2014

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RETRO BILL is the Official International D.A.R.E. Safety Buddy.
He is one of the most "in-demand" K-12th Grade Motivational Speakers in North America.

He makes learning about healthy decision making and positive self-esteem- FUN for all ages!