What D.A.R.E. Is Not

  • Scare tactics - D.A.R.E. relies on accurate information and a straight-forward approach.
  • A Witch Hunt - D.A.R.E. Officers NEVER encourage students to turn in family or friends who may be breaking the law. D.A.R.E. students are taught to say someone I know . . .when sharing stories; never using real names.
  • Hands on drugs - How drugs are used (methods) are not taught. Drugs are never taken into a classroom as part of D.A.R.E.
D.A.R.E. teaches kids how to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs. And since between 70% and 90% of all crime is drug-related, it is absolutely vital that we reach the children of America before it is too late.