Our Mission:Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. is dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse through innovative delivery of evidence-based strategies that empower youth, families and communities to flourish within their environment.
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 youth continue to develop until the age of 25. Substance use can have serious, and sometimes permanent, damaging effects on brain development.
The average age a kid begins addiction is 12. In Texas, it is 11.
Marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2013.
A Duke study showed that just two years of occasional marijuana use by a teen could drop IQ by 8 points.
In Texas, about 26.2 percent of secondary school students in 2012 reported lifetime use of marijuana. That equates to over a half million youth!
58% of Secondary School students in Texas reported lifetime alcohol use; 25% consumed alcohol in the last month.
Over 11% of 4 to 6 graders in Texas have consumed alcohol in the last year.
60% of prescription drugs in the hands of youth comes from their home or their friend’s home.
Youth from 12 to 20 years old consume 11% of all alcohol consumed.
Nearly 15,000 kids become addicted every single day.
Over 5000 teens commit suicide each year.
15,000 kids or more become addicted every day!
What if we could cut that number in half?
Please help us help children and families by contributing to DPRI on North Texas Giving Day. Tell your friends. Let us know if you would like us to make a personal visit to share why it is important to support DPRI.
Save the date! DPRI celebrates 80 years with a dinner celebration and talk by the family of renowned artist, the late Thomas Kinkade. Honorary chairs are Donald Hooten Sr. and Donald Hooten Jr. of the Taylor Hooten Foundation.
“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