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Prevention Overview

Mission

Overview

Prevention is defined as interventions that occur prior to the onset of a disorder that are intended to prevent or reduce risk for the disorder. Prevention is part of a broader health promotion effort, based on the knowledge that addiction is a primary, progressive, chronic, and fatal disease. As such, it focuses on creating population level changes, within the cultural context, in order to reduce risks and strengthen ability to cope with adversity.

Building coordinated prevention efforts through collaboration with state agencies, community organizations, and special populations offers multiple strategies, provides multiple points of access, and allows for coordination to expand citizen participation in community activity as a most promising approach to preventing alcohol and other drug problems and youth related violence. A comprehensive approach to a particular problem or behavior is an effective way to achieve the desired permanent behavior or normative change.

In order to sustain that coordinated effort, the prevention section of the Division of Behavioral Health Services funds:

Prevention Services

Name Title Phone Email
Tenesha Barnes Early Intervention and Prevention Manager 501-686-9982 Email
Joycelyn Pettus Grants Analyst-Prevention Block Grant/Partnership for Success - Programs 501-686-9921 Email
Manva Cawley Grants Manager - Project LAUNCH 501-686-9580 Email
Kymala Calloway Administrative Assistant III 501-686-9030 Email

 

Directories

Title Type Posted Date
SFY18 Arkansas Prevention Services Providers List PDF 08/23/2017

General Information

Title Type Posted Date
Arkansas Strategic Prevention Plan PDF 05/16/2016

Reports

Title Type Posted Date
Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents in Arkansas: A Cost Benefit Analysis PDF 11/07/2011

Synar Report

Title Type Posted Date
2017 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 11/06/2016
2015 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 12/09/2015
2016 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 12/08/2015
2014 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 10/16/2014
2013 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 01/24/2013
2012 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 11/29/2011
2011 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 12/31/2010
2010 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 12/31/2009
2009 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 12/31/2008
2008 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 01/01/2008
2007 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 01/02/2006
2006 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 01/01/2006

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