ERIC Number: ED335325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Administrative Orientation. Revised.
North Carolina State Dept. of Justice, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Alcohol and Drug Defense Program.
The goal of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program is to prevent drug abuse among school children, by targeting children at an age (K-6) when they are most receptive to drug prevention education and before they are likely to have been led by their peers to experiment with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Project DARE seeks to prevent adolescent substance abuse, thuse reducing the demand side of drugs. DARE lessons focus on five points: (1) to provide students with skills for recognizing and resisting social pressures to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; (2) to enhance self-esteem; (3) to teach positive alternatives to substance use; (4) to develop skills in risk assessment and decision making; and (5) to build interpersonal and communications skills. Project DARE achieves these objectives by training carefully selected veteran law enforcement officers to teach a structured, sequential curriculum in the schools. This description of DARE in North Carolina includes an account of the history of this program, nationally and in North Carolina; an outline of program goals, objectives, and evaluation results; program descriptions and lessons for specific grade levels; selection criteria, duties, and responsibilities of DARE officers; and explanations to principals, teachers, and parents about the program. (IAH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Justice, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Alcohol and Drug Defense Program.
Identifiers: Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program; North Carolina
Note: For a related document, see SP 033 210.