Every staff member at Drug Prevention Resources has one overarching responsibility: to do whatever it takes to keep kids and young people away from drugs and alcohol. We know that 90 percent of addiction begins in the teen years. We also know that addiction is 100 percent preventable. That’s why we show up in classrooms and communities every day with hearts and minds ready to inspire leaders and make prevention a reality for all students and community members. You have our commitment and our promise to provide the best resources, talent and services possible so that this generation of teens becomes tomorrow’s drug prevention leaders.

Schools

Our in-school prevention educators travel between districts delivering our multi-week Positive Action and Project Towards No Tobacco Use curricula which emphasize solid decision-making skills when offered cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. To learn more, click here.

Communities

We have seven  community-based groups called IMPACT coalitions. We provide training in program development, coalition building, strategic planning and facilitation techniques for coalitions. For information about how your community can implement an IMPACT coalition, click here.

New Drug Education Kit!

This revised version, updated in 2016 includes K2, Spice, bath salts, most abused prescription drugs and other drug-related paraphernalia—the most currently used by youth and adults. The kit is lightweight and makes an attractive display. Click here for more information and to order the kit.

WE WERE THE FIRST PREVENTION NON-PROFIT IN TEXAS

Drug Prevention Resources’ pioneers implemented what are still some of the most successful prevention approaches today--individual education, capacity-building and environmental change. Today, some 80 years later, we provide the latest strategies for youth, families and communities to be safer, healthier and drug-free. Although we regularly respond to statewide and national initiatives, our primary focus is on high-risk populations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

IN THE LAST DECADE

50,000

Kids

Creating healthy communities for children and teens is the backbone of our work.

50

Sites

We’re proud of the programs we take to schools, community organizations and civic groups.

130,000+

People

Our staff is 100% committed to the youth and families in North Central Texas.

Upcoming Events

Our community coalitions take part in local, state and national initiatives. Please get involved!

June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council's National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, in homes and communities. Learn about alcohol impairment, prescription drugs and more here.

Say What! Conference

The Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference is July 23-26 on beautiful Lake Conroe at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa.This event is designed to develop youth advocacy and leadership around tobacco prevention. For more information, go to txsaywhat.com/conference. #ActivateChange #LiveTobaccoFree

Texas Behavioral Health Institute

One Body: Unified and Dynamic Approaches to Behavioral Health in Texas; July 31-August 4 at the Austin Convention Center. The focus will be on integration and innovation. Click here for more information.

Big Texas Rally for Recovery 2017

October 7 at the Moody Gardens in Galveston! Volunteers are needed for the following committees: Program, Logistics, Volunteers and Marketing/Communications. Stay tuned for more information!

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