Reference: Becker, H. K., Agopian, M. W., & Yeh, S. (1992). Impact evaluation of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE). Journal of Drug Education, 22, 283-291.
Strategy: Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
Z-axis: Highly Proactive
Program has no significant impact on drug use
Methodological Rigor: Moderate- weak comparison group
Abstract (from NCJRS): Assessed impact of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) on approximately 3,000 fifth-grade students in 1 school district. Findings from pretest and posttest self-report survey suggest that DARE did not significantly change amount of drug use, which was minimal at fifth-grade level. In general, children receiving DARE during the study period maintained existing levels of drug abuse.