D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is an education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. 

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and many other countries.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.