New Informational Tools
The Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (AR-SEOW) recently posted new resources on the PreventionWorks website. Informational tools created through AR-SEOW highlight substance use data. All tools are available for download from the website, or you can request free printed versions through the website or by contacting us.
Alcohol Awareness Month
This April is the 31st annual Alcohol Awareness month. Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), this observance aims to “increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.” The theme for 2017 is Connect the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery. For more information visit the NCADD website.
2017 Arkansas Prevention Summit: Power of Community Partnerships
The 2017 Arkansas Prevention Summit is a multidisciplinary learning and networking opportunity for prevention and other behavioral health professionals & stakeholders. On May 3rd, a Pre-Conference will be held and will feature a full 6-hour prevention ethics training led by Mitchell Moore. Others topics for the Pre-Conference are “Preventing and Intervening with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” and “Marijuana: Meet Tobacco 2.0.” The Pre-Conference will also feature a viewing of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon” followed by a discussion led by Matthew R. Barden, from the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration. To register, visit the UA Little Rock MidSOUTH registration page.
Top 5 Risk Factors for Alcohol Use Disorder
- Drinking at an early age
- Family history
- Mental health problems like depression
- Drinking on a regular basis
- Having friends/partners who drink on a regular basis
For more information, visit the Mayo Clinic website.
Did You Know?
According to the 2015 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 28.7 percent of male and 26.6 percent of female Arkansas students currently drink alcohol.
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