Learn More about Youth Mental Health Challenges and Substance Abuse in Arkansas Schools

Did you know?

  • January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
  • Use of alcohol while pregnant can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASDs) in newborns
  • Binge drinking is responsible for more than half of the deaths that result from excessive drinking. (CDC)
  • One in three 18-24 year olds admitted to emergency rooms for serious injuries is intoxicated. (NIAAA)
  • Research shows that students who choose not to drink do so because their parents discussed alcohol use and its adverse consequences with them. (NIAAA)
  • TAKING AWAY THE KEYS DOESN’T TAKE AWAY THE RISKS: Over two-thirds of all deaths associated with underage drinking are NOT on the roadways. (CDC)

Upcoming Events:

  • Pocahontas Coalition Meeting - January 9
  • Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council Meeting - January 9
  • Lawrence County Opioid Response Team (LCORT) - January 10
  • Out of the Dark Coalition Meeting - January 14
  • Poinsett County Coalition Meeting - January 14
  • Cross County Coalition Meeting - January 14
  • NEA Educators Vaping Information Lunch & Learn - January 23
  • CADCA Forum Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America - February 3-6

Regional Prevention Program Locations:

Prevention Region 4

2401 Fox Meadow Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone: (870) 933.0033
Fax: (870) 933.0048

Prevention Region 7

593 HWY 243
Marianna, AR 72360
Fax: (870) 298.2249
 


Contacts:

Jonesboro:

Dr. Lisa Perry
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Cell: (870) 273.2921


Deonna Vincent
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Cell: (870) 919.5813


Linda Williams
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Cell: (870) 520.9842

Marianna:

Kendon Gray
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Cell: (870) 819.7756

Who we are:

CRDC: Prevention operates in two of Arkansas’s thirteen Prevention Regions. These regions include 13 counties in northeast and eastern Arkansas.

Region 4 Counties include: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, & Randolph.

Region 7 Counties include: Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, & St. Francis.

What We Do:

  • Raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Provide substance abuse prevention support and programs in our regions
  • Provide speakers for schools, churches, civic organizations, and others wanting to learn more about prevention
  • Provide materials to individuals, schools, churches, law enforcement, or any group who needs them
  • Recruit and participate in the Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment (APNA) surveys
  • SYNAR Tobacco Compliance checks and coverage studies
  • Provide assistance to community coalitions, drug free clubs, and others
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