D.A.R.E Was Not as Effective as It Seemed to be at the Time

D.A.R.E. slogan with a lion. Tom Green County Sheriff Department.

34. DARE New Jersey Sued DARE America In 2012

DARE New Jersey filed a suit against DARE America for “putting thousands of NJ children at risk by revoking the state affiliate’s charter because it used its own drug abuse prevention program in elementary schools.” 

New Jersey used its own curriculum, “Too Good for Drugs,” and though the program was successful and took in $21.3 million in revenue in 2011, the national organization revoked the charter. In 2015, DARE New Jersey lost its case against the national organization, which meant that DARE NJ no longer would exist.