D.A.R.E. Day ― Date, History, and Details

D.A.R.E. Day

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History of D.A.R.E. Day and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

D.A.R.E. Day is an annual event that promotes drug abuse prevention and education. It is held on the first Saturday of every October. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The program was created in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department. D.A.R.E. has since spread to over 75 countries.

D.A.R.E. Day features various activities such as guest speakers, interactive games, and informative booths. The goal is to educate children and adults about the dangers of drug abuse and provide them with the tools to resist peer pressure. D.A.R.E. also offers a 12-week course that teaches students how to identify and avoid risky situations.