Ocean County Undersheriff Rick Bergquist is on the forefront of the push to get D.A.R.E. back in the schools as the Director of Advocacy for Drug Education in New Jersey. He says: “D.A.R.E. America has been covering our costs here in New Jersey (since 2015). All you need to do is look at the opiate problem we have here in New Jersey and understand that our best opportunity is to reach these kids early and repeatedly. There’s just so many temptations and it’s just so easy for a kid to go off the path. Our goal is touch as many kids as possible in the state of New Jersey with the D.A.R.E. program.”
How will you help your kids learn more about how to handle the issue of drugs and alcohol?