Improving and evaluating the D.A.R.E. school-based substance abuse prevention curriculum

Despite the evidence supporting effective substance abuse prevention programs, most schools are not implementing them. The nation's most widely delivered prevention program is D.A.R.E.--Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Although several evaluations indicate that D.A.R.E. has not been effective in reducing drug use, it is delivered in a majority of schools by a highly developed network of training centers and law enforcement officers and, if changed, offers an important opportunity to deliver effective preventive efforts. This grant supports a five-year, multisite prospective study of the enhanced D.A.R.E. middle and high school curricula.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $13,651,613.00

Awarded on: 2/28/2001

Time frame: 3/1/2001 - 6/30/2009

Grant Number: 40371


University of Akron

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, 44325-4702


Zili Sloboda
Project Director