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Substance Abuse Prevention

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 Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services funds:

Directories

Title Type Posted Date
SFY21 Arkansas Prevention Services Providers List PDF 10/21/2020

Reports

Title Type Posted Date
Arkansas Strategic Plan PDF 10/21/2020
Prescription Drug Overdose Death Strategic Plan PDF 08/14/2018

Synar Report

Title Type Posted Date
2020 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 12/13/2019
2019 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 06/27/2019
2018 Arkansas Annual Synar Report PDF 11/08/2017
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
Arkansas Department of Human Services
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