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

Did you know?

  • September is National Recovery Month and Pain Awareness Month
  • Individuals who use illicit drugs are more likely to commit crimes, and it is common for many offenses, including violent crimes, to be committed by individuals who had used drugs or alcohol prior to committing the crime, or who were using at the time of the offense. (NIDA)
  • Children of hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs. Highly engaged parents are more likely to notice some of the warning signs of substance use. (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse)

Upcoming Events:

  • RAAD Kickoff Event for Lee, Phillips, and St. Francis counties, September 6, 5 – 8 pm, Marianna Civic Center
  • Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8 – 14
  • World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10
  • Out of the Dark Coalition Meeting, Jonesboro, Community of Christ Church, Sept 10, 11:30 am
  • Poinsett County Partners in Health Coalition Meeting, Health Department, Sept. 10, 2:00 pm
  • Cornerstone Coalition Meeting, Randolph County Extension Office, Sept. 12, 4:00 pm
  • RAAD Kickoff Event for Craighead, Greene, and Poinsett counties, September 14, 10 am – 2 pm, CRDC (Fox Meadow Lane)
  • Poinsett County Task Force, Harrisburg, Sept. 17, 5 – 7 pm
  • RAAD Kickoff Event for Monroe County, Brinkley Community Center, Sept. 17, 6 – 7:30 pm
  • State Coordinating Council meeting, State Police Headquarters, Little Rock, Sept. 19, 1 pm
  • RAAD Kickoff Event for Izard County, Sept. 20
  • Prevention Booth at ASU vs Southern Illinois, Sept. 21
  • Randolph County Town Hall Meeting, BRTC, Pocahontas, Sept 24, 6:30 – 7:30
  • ATOD Coalition meeting, Moni’s Grill in Walnut Ridge, Sept. 27, noon to 1 pm

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



Dr. Lisa Perry
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Cell: (870) 273.2921


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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