The City of Eden teaches the D.A.R.E. Core Program to all 5th grade classes in the City of Eden. We believe that in order to influence children in their decisions, we have to enhance what they have learned and we must educate parents about the peer environment their children live in.

The City of Eden, along with every state in the U.S. and 44 other countries, participate in the most worldwide drug prevention program, Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It teaches children the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, and ways to resist peer pressure, and to feel good about themselves.

Alcohol - the Number 1 Misused Drug

In the United States there are approximately 11 million alcoholics. The average beginning age for experimentation of alcohol is 10 years of age. It is responsible for 53% of fatal crashes, 70% of violent crimes, and is the leading cause of death for teens.

Let's Work it Out

D.A.R.E. teaches kids to work through conflicts without resorting to violence through the following practices:
  • Calm Down
  • Compromise
  • Talk About It

Parent's Role

  • Be understanding
  • Communicate with your children
  • Educate yourself about drug abuse
  • Model a good example
  • Set rules and consistently enforce them

Additional Information

Visit the official D.A.R.E. website for more information.