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Goal
The Colusa County sheriff's office provides drug education to school districts in the county. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.) provides children with facts about the consequences of substance abuse. D.A.R.E.'s goal is to install the positive mental attitudes necessary to arm young people in avoiding these pitfalls.

Curriculum
D.A.R.E.'s 10-week curriculum focuses on maximizing:
  • Decision-making abilities
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the positive alternatives to drug abuse behavior
  • Self-esteem

By being able to recognize and resist the many subtle pressures that could influence students to experiment with drugs, children have a higher probability of maturing into productive, law-abiding, and healthy adults.

For More Information
For more information about the D.A.R.E. program, please contact the sheriff's office at (530) 458-0200.