D.A.R.E. (or “Drug Abuse Resistance Education”) was
developed by the Los Angeles Police Department,
with cooperation of the L.A.UnifiedSchool
district in 1983.
TheD.A.R.E.Program was developed with the idea that prevention is the ONLY long-term answer to our nation's drug problem. Indeed, it is being taught in all 50 states.
D.A.R.E. sends trained Lebanon Police Officers into the
classrooms to teach students how drugs and alcohol can destroy lives. TheD.A.R.E.Program has a structured curriculum that focuses on such topics as: drug use
or misuse, personal safety, resisting peer pressure, building self esteem, assertiveness, support systems, gangs, managing
stress without the use of alcohol/drugs, decision making, and the media influences on the use of alcohol/drugs.
D.A.R.E. is a very positive program
for all Lebanon school kids. The reaction of students, teachers, and parents toward D.A.R.E. has been highly favorable.