NCPIE Pleased to Assist D.A.R.E. America’s Development of new Medicine Abuse Curricula

D.A.R.E. America today launched a new Prescription /OTC Medicine Abuse curricula. The lessons, designed for 5th, 7th, and 9th graders, were developed with assistance of nearly a dozen national governmental agencies, businesses, nonprofit groups, and trade associations, including the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) and the following stakeholder organizations: · Abbott Laboratories · Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA · Consumer Healthcare Products Association · National Institute on Drug Abuse · Office of National Drug Control Policy · Partnership for a Drug Free America · Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) · U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration · U. S. Food and Drug Administration The New D.A.R.E. OTC/Rx program includes; two elementary, two middle school, one high school and one community lesson. The Officer guide includes a CD to assist instructors with the delivery of the lessons. Also included are DVDs for Parents and High School students. Student pamphlets are provided for students to use during classroom instruction.