D.A.R.E. Program Addresses Changing Drug Scene

The newest trend in teen drug abuse is coming out of a bottle instead of from the street, and the national D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program has supplemented its curriculum to address this growing epidemic.

Paragould Police Department D.A.R.E. officer Cpl. Brad Snyder said the typical D.A.R.E. program lasts 10 weeks, but the newest addition is a two-week course addressing prescription drug abuse.