Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"[O]ver the past few years prevention scientists have helped D.A.R.E. America, the nonprofit organization that administers the program, replace the old curriculum with a course based on a few concepts that should make the training more effective for today's students. The new course, called keepin' it REAL, differs in both form and content from the former D.A.R.E. —replacing long, drug-fact laden lectures with interactive lessons that present stories meant to help kids make smart decisions...
keepin' it REAL has reduced substance abuse and maintained antidrug attitudes over time among students in early trials—an achievement that largely eluded the former iteration of the program."
"The New D.A.R.E. Program — This One Works," scientificamerican.com, Sep. 10, 2014