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Did you know?

  • May is Mental Health Month. As we continue to take precautions such as limiting travel and congregating with others it is important to remember that this can take a toll on mental health. Some things your can do to help:
    • Keep in touch with family and friends with video calls, phone calls, texts, and other means you may use.
    • Wipe the "honey-do" list clean and take care of tasks at home you've been putting off.
    • Take up a hobby, or spend time on one you've had to neglect.
    • Get plenty of rest and exercise.
  • For people with substance use disorders, this distancing can also make maintaining sobriety harder. Without access to support networks, relapse is a real risk. Keep in touch with family and friends who may be facing these challenges and be willing to provide support.
  • Depression and anxiety can also be worse as we face these distancing challenges. Suicide risk can be elevated. Maintaining contact and continuing to seek support is key to helping.
  • Remember: Together we can get through this!

Upcoming Events:

All meetings and events for May have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We and your local coalitions are still hard at work, though. Please reach out if you want to get involved. Your input, your voice, your passion for prevention, is needed more now than ever.

Stay safe, healthy, and home (if possible) until public health officials deem it safe to resume normal activities!


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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