Drug Abuse Resistance Education, [D.A.R.E.], is a program consisting of a series of classroom lessons that include the most up-to-date evidence and research-based strategies for drug abuse prevention. The program addresses common drug-related beliefs among adolescents; increases risk-awareness of substance abuse; and focuses on improving social skills like problem-solving, communication, decision making, and resistance/assertiveness training. The D.A.R.E. program is delivered by Officer Chad Crogan to the fifth grade students in the private and public schools.
Children deserve the best from the largest drug prevention delivery system in the USA - and they have it with D.A.R.E.! President George W. Bush said, "By bringing our communities together to teach young people how to avoid illegal drugs, D.A.R.E. programs help stop drug use before it starts." Whether it's one child, one parent, one school, or one community at a time, D.A.R.E. Hudson will remain vigilant, focused and committed to strengthening D.A.R.E. programs statewide.
Our mission is clear: "To provide leadership, guidance and program material for the delivery of D.A.R.E. programs to the children of Massachusetts."