D.A.R.E. is a simple acronym with a big message: Drug Abuse Resistance Education!
D.A.R.E. was originally developed in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department in conjunction with the United School District. Based on the premise that prevention is the only long-term answer to drug abuse, the program grew to include all 50 states.
The focus ofD.A.R.E is to...
Build confidence and self esteem.
Teach students to respect others and themselves.
Provide accurate information about drugs and alcohol.
Teach students the necessary decision-making skills.
Show students how to resist negative peer pressure.
Suggest healthy alternatives to drug use.
The D.A.R.E program is designed to avoid scare tactics. Positive and substantive, it relies on accurate information and an upbeat approach. D.A.R.E officers visit with students in the classroom, conduct faculty workshops, and present programs to teacher/parent organizations. This approach provides a constructive and highly visible presence to the students and community.
Until drug abuse is a thing of the past, D.A.R.E will continue to be in the forefront of preventative measures.
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