New Informational Tools
The Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (AR-SEOW) recently posted new resources on the Prevention Works website. Informational tools created through AR-SEOW highlight substance use data. All tools are available for download from the website, or you can request printed versions for free through the website or by contacting us.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec. 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This United Nations event promotes awareness and mobilizes support for critical issues pertaining to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. For more information, visit their website.
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. This event is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month promotes responsible decision making and encourages young people to live free of drugs and alcohol.
Top 5 Reasons to not Drink and Drive
5. You could wreck your car
4. You could have to pay a fine
3. You could go to jail
2. You could kill someone
1. You could kill yourself
Did you know?
In Arkansas in 2013, there were 3,348 alcohol or drug-related traffic crashes; of these, 39 percent (1,290) resulted in injury and 6 percent (185) resulted in death. There were 499 traffic deaths in Arkansas in 2013; of those, 41 percent (203) were alcohol- or drug-related. See pages 34-35 of the 2013 Arkansas Traffic Crash Statistics for more information.
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