D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It is a collective effort between certified Law Enforcement Officers, Educators, Students, Parents and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. The emphasis is to help students recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, or other drugs or to engage in violence.