Every staff member at Drug Prevention Resources has one overarching responsibility: to do whatever it takes to keep kids and young people away from drugs and alcohol. We know that 90 percent of addiction begins in the teen years. We also know that addiction is 100 percent preventable. That’s why we show up in classrooms and communities every day with hearts and minds ready to inspire leaders and make prevention a reality for all students and community members. You have our commitment and our promise to provide the best resources, talent and services possible so that this generation of teens becomes tomorrow’s drug prevention leaders.
Our in-school prevention educators travel between districts delivering our multi-week Positive Action and Project Towards No Tobacco Use curricula which emphasize solid decision-making skills when offered cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. To learn more, click here.
We have seven community-based groups called IMPACT coalitions. We provide training in program development, coalition building, strategic planning and facilitation techniques for coalitions. For information about how your community can implement an IMPACT coalition, click here.
New Drug Education Kit!
This revised version includes K2, Spice, bath salts, most abused prescription drugs and other drug-related paraphernalia—the most currently used by youth and adults. The kit is lightweight and makes an attractive display. Click here for more information and to order the kit.
WE WERE THE FIRST PREVENTION NON-PROFIT IN TEXAS
Drug Prevention Resources’ pioneers implemented what are still some of the most successful prevention approaches today--individual education, capacity-building and environmental change. Today, some 80 years later, we provide the latest strategies for youth, families and communities to be safer, healthier and drug-free. Although we regularly respond to statewide and national initiatives, our primary focus is on high-risk populations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
IN THE LAST DECADE
Creating healthy communities for children and teens is the backbone of our work.
We’re proud of the programs we take to schools, community organizations and civic groups.
Our staff is 100% committed to the youth and families in North Central Texas.
Our community coalitions take part in local, state and national initiatives. Please get involved!
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Oct. 22
North Texas communities participating in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day are Cedar Hill, Corsicana, Ennis, Italy, Midlothian, Palmer, Red Oak and Waxahachie. For information on safely disposing prescription drugs and where you can drop your unused or out-dated medications, contact Josie Prachyl.
Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31
"You Only Live Once: Be Drug Free" is this year's Red Ribbon Week theme. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon, which commemorates the life of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. It is seen as a symbol of raising awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs. Contact Josie Prachyl for more information.
ABCs of Advocacy Training
SAVE THE DATE: November 1 at the Texas Capitol, ABCs of Advocacy Training hosted by the Association of Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP), the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP), Young People in Recovery (YPR) and RecoveryPeople. Register here: https://taap.site-ym.com/?ABCAdvocacy. 10 am - 3 pm
Great American Smokeout
Did you know that tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the US each year? Research shows that almost all smokers start when they're young. This year's American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 17. For more information on how you or your community can participate, contact Josie Prachyl.