January 03, 2008 —

I told all of you a few weeks ago about my plans to travel to Washington, D.C., to talk about D.A.R.E.'s efforts to expand its curriculum to cover cough medicine abuse. Well, I'm back in Kansas and I have to say that my trip was a success! During a press conference, D.A.R.E. announced that it will be instituting a stronger curriculum that includes more education for students about over-the-counter, as well as prescription, medicine abuse. As a D.A.R.E. officer and Five Mom, I was invited to speak about how to use these programs on a community-level. I hope to have new stories about my D.A.R.E. classes in 2008. I can't wait to share them with you all.