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.
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.
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 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
Creating healthy communities for children and teens is the backbone of our work.
We’re proud of the programs we take to schools, community organizations and civic groups.
Our staff is 100% committed to the youth and families in North Central Texas.
Our community coalitions take part in local, state and national initiatives. Please get involved!
TX Prevention Advocacy Day
Join us and Texans Standing Tall on February 28 in Austin for a statewide advocacy day focusing on helping you create and craft your message on: 1. Alcohol Excise Taxes, 2. Powdered Alcohol, 3. Tobacco 21, and 4. Tobacco prevention and control funding. Sign up here: http://www.texansstandingtall.org.
National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
If you're looking for solutions to the Rx and opiod crisis, this annual conference is the place to be April 17-20 in Atlanta. Featured speaker of this year's conference will be Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.
National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week is prevention-themed events before the school year ends, raising awareness in students of all ages. According to SAMHSA, percentages of marijuana, cigarette, and alcohol use among youth increases between spring (April & May) and summer (June & July). https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week.