The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been in place in Hudson schools since 1988. Both Officer Jason Downey and Officer Cassandra Avery have been trained as D.A.R.E Officers. Currently, all fourth grade students attend a five week program, which is an introduction to the curriculum they will complete in the fifth grade.

Fifth grade students participate in a seventeen week D.A.R.E. program. This curriculum teaches students peer pressure techniques, self esteem building, self management skills and decision making concerning personal safety and respect for others.

Seventh grade students participate in a ten lesson D.A.R.E. program which is designed as a follow-up to the fifth grade program. The junior high curriculum focuses on violence prevention and the six universally accepted character traits: respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, responsibility and being a good citizen.