From left are Taylor Knudtson

From left are Taylor Knudtson

DARE-ing students

Students in a Grade 6 class work together on an assignment from Const. Bill Lewadniuk

Students in a Grade 6 class work together on an assignment from Const. Bill Lewadniuk from the Stettler RCMP, who heads to county schools to teach students the DARE program.

The program, which is taught world-wide, originally focused on education and prevention of drug and alcohol use, but has recently been revamped to focus instead on factors that lead to substance abuse and the mechanisms needed to cope.