Drug prevention agencies join forces
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use, announced recently that Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas, an initiative of Drug Prevention Resources, will become their newest Alliance Partner.
Based in Dallas, Drug Prevention Resources is the oldest drug prevention agency in Texas. Its mission is to unite students, families and communities in a common desire to power change and flourish in positive, drug-free environments.
Since 1991, Drug Prevention Resources has provided drug prevention and life-skills training to more than 78,000 at-risk youth and families. Through this partnership, the agency will help educate families about teen substance use and strategies they can use to help their loved one.
“Our team is thrilled to serve as the Texas statewide partner for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids,” said Becky Vance, president and CEO of Drug Prevention Resources. “Both our organizations believe it is vital to empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. Using the national Partnership’s incredible creative and messaging to reach Texas families is a national, state and local win.”
“We are grateful to have Drug Prevention Resources join our network of partners working to reduce substance use among teens,” said Teri Christensen, SVP, director of State and Local Operations at the partnership. “Through this collaboration, we are able to reach families across Texas with the messages and resources to help protect the health of young people.”
As teen medicine abuse reaches alarming levels, the Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas initiative will help educate parents and caregivers on comprehensive steps to safeguard medicines, dispose of them properly and talk with their kids about the dangers of abuse.
To learn more, visit http://drugprevresources.org/.
IMPACT Communities is a community coalition that serves the Garland, Rowlett and Sachse area by educating youth and their families on the health and legal consequences of substance abuse. It is a program of Drug Prevention Resources, Irving.