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

Did you know?

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
  • Alcohol is the #1 drug of choice for youth
  • Cultural norms around adults/parents providing alcohol to youth can introduce youth to alcohol, and potentially lead to addiction
  • Social hosting, which includes providing alcohol to youth at graduation parties or other social events, is illegal in 18 states (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2018)
  • Social hosting laws in Arkansas make it illegal for an adult to provide alcohol on their property or on any property under their control to a minor who is not a member of the family
  • Other laws in Arkansas relevant to adults providing alcohol to a minor include: Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Unknowingly Furnishing or Selling to a Minor, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
  • If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, it is ok to reach out for help. Local resources are available statewide. Let us know if you need help finding resources
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Upcoming Events:

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month
  • April 2-4: Alcohol Free Weekend (If you can’t make it through the weekend without alcohol, ask for help.)
  • April 5-8: National Rx Drug & Heroin Conference (virtual)
  • April 14: Poinsett County Coalition Meeting (virtual)
  • April 15: Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Coordinating Council (LR – State Police Headquarters)
  • April 20: NW Arkansas Marijuana Conference (Virtual)
  • April 23: ATOD (Lawrence County) Coalition Meeting (Virtual)
  • April 24: National Drug Take Back Day. Go to www.artakeback.org for locations near you.
  • April 29-30: Power in Prevention Conference (Virtual)

For virtual meetings, contact us for additional information on how to connect!


Regional Prevention Program Locations:

Prevention Region 3

2013 E Main St
Mountain View, AR 72560
   

Prevention Region 4

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

Prevention Region 3

2485 Harrison St., Suite 5
Batesville, AR 72501
   

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


Shamal Carter
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Cell: (870) 520.9482


Marianna:

Kendon Gray
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Cell: (870) 819.7756

Mountain View:

Margaret Morrison
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Cell: (870) 819.6970


Barbara Hacker
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Cell: (870) 819.6885


Batesville:

Shawn Vonwiller
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Cell: (870) 819.7349

Who we are:

CRDC: Prevention operates in 3 of Arkansas’s 13 Prevention Regions. These regions include 23 counties in Northeast, North Central, and Eastern Arkansas.

Region 3 Counties include: Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff

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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