What is D.A.R.E.?

D.A.R.E. is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R.E. Program has three main goals:

  1. D.A.R.E. seeks to provide students with a knowledge base on the effects of drug abuse that goes beyond the physical ramifications and extends to emotional, social, and economic aspects of life.
  2. D.A.R.E. aims to build decision-making and problem solving skills and strategies to help students make informed decisions and resist drug use, peer pressure, and violence.
  3. An integral part of the program is to provide students with alternatives to drug use.

About the Program

The D.A.R.E. "keepin’ it REAL" curriculum focuses on the following core concepts:

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  • Exercising self-control, especially when under stress and pressure, and the importance of avoiding the impulse behavior to plan a drug-free life
  • Identifying risks to consequences of choices
  • Hot to make safe and responsible decisions through use of the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model
  • How to communicate more confidently and effectively