The full-time D.A.R.E. program consists of 2 classes for the kindergarten through 4th grade lasting 20 minutes, 2 classes for the 6th grade lasting 30 minutes and the core class for the 5th grade lasting one hour per week for 17 weeks.
The program is not just a drug program, but a prevention program that teaches life coping skills such as:
- Building personal skills
- Decision making
- Managing stress
- Risk taking
- Self esteem
The program focuses on three major drugs: