38

percent of East Texas teens say they have used alcohol in the past 30 days.

26

percent of Texas teens were offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property.

90

percent of prescription drug addictions start during the teenage years.

COMMUNITY COALITION PARTNERSHIPS

Our coalitions are made up of concerned community members, working together to prevent youth substance abuse and addiction at its source. We partner with individuals from all different sectors, such as educators, businesses, law enforcement, health care providers, members of the recovery community, parents, young adults and youth. We strongly believe that there is not one person or organization who can tackle the issue of youth substance abuse alone. It takes the strengths and resources of a whole community working together to have the greatest impact.

OUR COALITIONS

The East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition works to prevent youth substance abuse in Smith County. If you live or work in any of these counties, we would love for you to join our efforts. For more information on how to get involved, contact Brandon Davidson at 903-939-9010 or visit our Facebook page.

The Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition works to prevent youth substance abuse in Gregg, Harrison, Marion, and Upshur Counties. If you live or work in any of these counties, we would love for you to join our efforts. For more information on how to get involved, contact Rebecca Smith at 903-939-9010 or visit our Facebook page.

Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse works to prevent youth substance abuse in Titus, Morris, Cass, and Camp Counties. If you live or work in any of these counties, we would love for you to join our efforts. For more information on how to get involved, contact Lauren Barnes at 903-939-9010 or visit our Facebook page.

PREVENTION IN SCHOOLS

Our coalitions can help your school to prevent and reduce youth substance use by working to establish healthy social norms on campus. We offer individualized prevention strategies according to your needs, which we will discover through an initial  assessment process. See below for some of the services we offer!

 

We would love to speak with you about how to get started! Contact our office at 903 939 9010 and ask for the coalition coordinator for your area (see under “our coalitions”).

QUALITY CAMPUS ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION

We recognize all campuses are different, and have different needs. We work with schools to identify top needs, develop individualized prevention strategies and measure effectiveness.

INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

We offer interactive, group based classroom presentations designed to promote positive social norms, and educate students on the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and Rx misuse.

FRESHMAN & SENIOR PARENT EDUCATION 

Recognizing that most teens obtain alcohol and Rx drugs from friends and family, we offer an informative presentation that gives parents the tools and resources to prevent teen substance use at home.

OUR LOCAL IMPACT

We are proud of the progress we have made to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse across the 13 counties we serve. Below are just some of the things we have accomplished together!

UNDERAGE DRINKING

8% REDUCTION IN CURRENT ALCOHOL USE AMONG ETX TEENS

55 RETAIL PARTNERS PARTNERED ON UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

6,000 PARENTS EDUCATED ON THEIR ROLE IN PREVENTION

24,000 STUDENTS EDUCATED ON DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING

RX ABUSE PREVENTION

19 PERMANENT RX DISPOSAL DROP BOXES INSTALLED

EQUIPPED LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH DRUG INCINERATOR

OVER 2 TONS UNUSED RX COLLECTED AND DESTROYED

6800+ DISPOSAL POUCHES DISTRIBUTED

103,000+ RECEIVED RX DISPOSAL INFORMATION

As part of our coalition efforts, we developed two websites that are designed to educate and equip you with knowledge and skills on how you can prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse at home and in your community. Don’t Provide East Texas is a one stop shop with plenty of resources on preventing underage drinking. East Texas Rx has everything you need to know about staying ahead and preventing prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction. Click on the logos below to check them out!