Drug Abuse Resistance Education brings law enforcement into classrooms to share why drugs are a bad choice.
Lauderdale County Deputy Ricardo Clayton says he and others are able to share the facts and health effects of drug abuse, as well as their experiences of dealing with drug addicts and traffickers.
"The program is important because the kids are, they're going to face temptation," said Clayton. "They're going to face peer pressure to deal with drugs, to deal with violence, to deal with alcohol. The more information we can give them, the better it helps them in regards to making their decisions."
Clayton says the curriculum also takes on the issues of alcohol and tobacco use.