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

Did you know?

  • Americans tend to double their alcohol intake over the Christmas holiday.
  • The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States notes that a quarter of the $49-billion-a-year distilled spirits industry’s profits come from the month between Thanksgiving and the New Year.
  • Youth who drink are 7.5 times more likely to use other illicit drugs, and 50 times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink. (NIDA)
  • Alcohol is often a factor in the three leading causes of death among 15-24 year olds: accidents, homicides, and suicides. (NIAAA)
  • For young people, alcohol is the drug of choice. In fact, alcohol is used by more young people than tobacco or illicit drugs. Early adolescence is a time of special risk for beginning to experiment with alcohol. (NIDA)
  • Most of those killed in alcohol-related crashes involving teen drivers...are the young drivers themselves and their passengers. (NHTSA)
  • Marijuana and underage drinking are linked to higher dropout rates. (SAMSHA)
  • 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)
  • There are 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths in the U.S. each year. (CDC)

Upcoming Events:

  • NEA REENTRY Coalition Meeting, December 4th, Temple Baptist Church
  • Out of the Dark Coalition, December 10th, Jonesboro
  • Cross County Coalition Meeting, December 10th
  • Poinsett County Partnership Health Coalition, December 10th, Harrisburg
  • Cornerstone Coalition, December 12th, Pocahontas
  • Lawrence County Opioid Response Team Meeting, December 13, La Casita Mexican Restaurant
  • Crittenden County Coalition Meeting, December 18th, West Memphis
  • December 25: Merry Christmas! Wishing you and yours a merry and safe holiday season.
  • ATOD Coalition Meeting, December 27th, Walnut Ridge

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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