Drug Prevention Resources is dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse through the innovative delivery of evidence-based strategies that encourage and empower youth, families and communities to be drug-free.
SAMHSA reports that for every $1 spent on prevention, $18 can be saved in subsequent problems later on.
SAMHSA reports the social costs of substance use in the U.S. are over $500 billion annually.
SAMHSA reports that if effective school-based prevention programs were in place, 1.5 million lives of youth would be positively affected for a minimum of 2 years.
The brains of young people continue to develop until between the ages of 22-24 and can be more vulnerable to the effects of drugs and alcohol. (Winters 2008)
Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs, yet only 37% report getting that benefit. (Partnership Attitude Tracking Study 2008)
Marijuana remains the most widely used illicit drug among Texas youth (Texas School Survey of Substance Use).
About 1 in 3 (35.4%) 12- to 17-year-olds in Texas in 2011- 2012 perceived no great risk from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes a day—a rate similar to the national rate. (SAMSHA)
About 3 in 5 (56.2%) 12- to 17-year-olds in Texas in 2011- 2012 perceived no great risk from drinking five or more drinks once or twice a week. (SAMSHA)
Alcohol is still the most abused substance among students in Texas. In 2014, 21% of students reported using alcohol within the past month. (Texas School Survey of Substance Use, 2014)
Parents who intervene early with their child’s drug or alcohol use can help significantly reduce the likelihood that they will become addicted, or suffer long-term negative consequences. (Dennis 2008)
One in five teens takes a prescription pill not prescribed for them. Most are getting them from the medicine cabinets at home or from people they know. (The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
Marijuana can be addictive. Approximately 9% of those who use it at least once become addicted. This rate increases to about 17% for users who start in their teens, and 25–50% among daily users. (NIDA)
90% of the nearly 2 million adolescents who need help with drug and alcohol problems are not getting the help they need. (2008 National Study on Drugs and Health)
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 10-14 year-olds and second among 15-24 year-olds, according to the CDC.
90% of addiction begins in the teen years.
Let's prevent teens from ever starting!
The 30th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), kicks off with the theme "Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use." For more information, contact Becky Vance.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) initiative, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies and community coalitions, will take place from 10-2. For further information, please contact Adam Philyaw.
“IMPACT Navarro has been a tremendous asset to our community in helping reduce alcohol and drug use among our youth!”
- Randy Bratton Corsicana Police Chief