- May 14, 2017 starts SAMHSA's National Prevention Week. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. The theme this year is Making Each Day Count. What can you do today for prevention?
- Corrigan – Camden ISD presented an award to the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council’s Youth Prevention Selective Program on April 20th. This award is from The Texas Association of School Boards recognizing “your unselfish willingness to go the extra mile for schools is an inspiring testimony to your generosity and priorities. Your partnership with the schools in your area is meaningful and effective, and we want you to know that we deeply appreciate what you are doing”. Pictured accepting the award is Brenda Whitaker, prevention specialist, and Melanie Patterson, YPS Manager.
- FINAL DAY! The Prom Project, a community outreach from ADAC to benefit girls who need prom dresses, shoes, purses, makeup, etc. The girls will be able to "shop" for free items. The community is asked to contribute by announcing the project, encouraging girls to participate, transporting girls to the site, and donating items. We receive the donations and give them out girl by girl. LAST DAY this year: Saturday, April 29 hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the vendor mall behind the potato bar on Frank.
- The Big Puppet Show featuring Leo the Drug Free Lion will be presented by the P.A.R.T.Y. department at various sites throughout March, April and May. The show is titled "Speak Your Mind" and is a warning to children about the danges of tobacco use. Watch for details about when and where they will be close to you!
- Region 5 PRC 2016 Regional Needs Assessment has been released. 2016 Regional Needs Report
Go to the Resources tab to look for "Facing Addiction in America; The Surgeon General's Repport on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health." Chapter 3 covers Prevention.
FREE Frestart smoking cessation classes started Tuesday April 25 and Wednesday April 26. Call The Coalition to indicate interest in future classes (936) 634-9308.
- The YPS Program taught a 10-session drug-free curriculum to 5th graders at Central Junior High School Campus starting on February 23rd.
- Per Nacogdoches Community And Neighbors (NAC-CAN) Coalition: the Teen Night/Valentine Dance Friday Night, February 10, 2017 was a big success thanks to the help of many volunteers and prize donors. The four stations were busy all evening (driving simulator, jenga, drunk goggles, and photo booth). The student winner of the TV was proud saying his mom would be so happy because they don’t have a TV at their house.
- Our own Cecil Stark, Prevention Specialist, is featured on the San Augustine school website for our programs in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. It comes complete with photos and an explanation of the curriculum. Visit: San Augustine Grade School
- A Benefit Concert was held February 2, 2017 featuring Mike Farris, 2015 Grammy Award Winner and a wonderful entertainer who has the experience of having gone through treatment. We enjoyed his performance at the Pines Theater in Lufkin.
- The P.A.R.T.Y. Department published the latest version of the ADAC newsletter, the Informer, ADAC Informer Winter 2017
- January 23–29, 2017 was National Drug Facts Week, a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use NIDA science to SHATTER THE MYTHS about drugs.
- "Speak Your Mind" a Community Conversation on Teen and Young Adult Mental Health and Drug Use was held for Shelby and San Augustine Counties on January 30, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Pineywoods Family Outreach Center at 255 Haley Ave., Center TX 75935 hosted the event with thanks to Vanessa Davis for coordinating the evening including food and the local speaker.
- The Lufkin Christmas Parade included an ADAC float with Leo, the Drug-Free Lion. Kids along the route recognized Leo as having been at their school
- December was Food Bank Donation Month. By making a donation to your food bank, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.
- December 1 was World AIDS Day designed to encourage public support and programming to prevent the spread of HIV infection, provide awareness and education about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate compassion for those infected or affected by HIV.
- Saturday, December 10 was ADAC's first Reindeer Run, a 5k chipped run and a Kid's run at the zoo. It was a great day and thanks for your support!
HOW ADAC HELPS
The goal of our prevention programs is to provide education services to youth and adults on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Our treatment services are designed to help those individuals affected directly or indirectly by substance abuse and dependency.
All of our instructors have been certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services and follow all rules and guidelines.