After more than a decade of criticism that its methods are ineffective, the nation's largest and best-known substance abuse prevention program will be receiving an entirely new curriculum, thanks to a $13.7 million grant awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The grant recipient, the University of Akron, has revised the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) curriculum based on new prevention research and will test it using local D.A.R.E programs in six cities nationwide. Detroit has been named as one of the test cities; the other five cities have not been decided, but


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