History and Origin
It has not been too long that the people of United States have started observing this day. In response to the growing threats of drug abuse, gangs and violence, U.S President Barrack Obama made a declaration back in April 2009 that a day in the month of April will be celebrated as National D.A.R.E day.
Purpose of Observance
The purpose of observing the day is to ensure help and support to the parents and guardians of the younger generation to resist pressure of using drugs and engaging in other harmful activities, and also to discourage people who take drugs from using them.
Steps taken to ensure D.A.R.E
In order to ensure that community based drug abuse prevention strategies are lawfully implemented, a program known as The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) was introduced. The program is meant to serve as a helping tool to educate young people on how they can resist pressure from peers and abstain from the use of drug and violence. Besides this, there are some celebrations associated with D.A.R.E day. Please visit How to Celebrate National D.A.R.E. Day for information on how to celebrate it.