Programs and Services
Our IMPACT Community coalitions in Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall and Navarro counties are designed to have widespread community impact. We measure outcomes such as past 30-day use of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs and perception of risks (parents and youth). In one community, we helped reduce past 30-day use of alcohol by 60 percent. In another, we are seeing a steady decrease in past 30-day use of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.
You may not be as familiar with our agency name as you are with the programs we have designed, funded, implemented and sustained in Dallas, Ellis, Navarro and Rockwall counties, including:
DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES
The goal of the Drug-Free Communities grant, which funds prevention in Ellis County, is to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE
IMPACT Waxahachie is working with their community to implement a social host ordinance. This will hold individuals responsible for hosting, or knowingly providing a place for underage drinking and/or other substance use to occur. A "Social Host" refers to a person(s) who knowingly allows the possession or consumption of alcohol and/or other substances by underage youth on property that he/she owns, leases, or otherwise controls.
About one-third of youth in the communities DPR serves report it is easy to gain access to prescription drugs not prescribed to them (IMPACT Prescription Drug Survey, 2017). Yet many in these same communities do not see prescription drug misuse as a pressing issue (IMPACT Community Survey, 2018). Our goal is to increase awareness through education to help prevent youth access to prescription drugs and save lives.
Drop off your expired or unused prescription medication at one of the locations below. For more information please contact: IMPACT Communities at 972.518.1821.
Cedar Hill - Cedar Hill Police Department - 285 Uptown Blvd, Building 200, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Ferris - Ferris Police Department, 111 Ewing St., Ferris, TX 75125
Italy - Italy Police Department, 101 W. Main St., Italy, TX 76651
Maypearl - Maypearl Police Department, 104 E 2nd St., Maypearl, TX 76064
Red Oak - Red Oak Police Department, 547 Methodist St., Red Oak, TX 75154
Corsicana - P&S Pharmacy, 829 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110
Garland - Garland Police Department, 1891 Forest Ln, Garland, TX 75042
Rice - Rice Police Department, 205 E. Calhoun St., Rice, TX 75155
Ennis - Ellis County Constable, 207 South Sonoma Trail, Ennis, TX 75119
Garland - Sundance Behavioral, 2696 W. Walnut St., Garland, TX 75042
Milford - Milford Police Department, 107 S. Main Street, Milford, TX 76670
Waxahachie - Waxahachie Police Department, 630 Farley St., Waxahachie, TX 75165
Thank yous and Testimonial
The Garland Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department
Throughout this project, I learned about the problem that drugs has caused in Dallas, especially to young adults and children. I honestly feel happy about doing this project not just because it is an assignment but because I made an impact. I am happy that my team and I partnered with Drug Prevention Resources. They showed us that they care and help people.
-Carolina Juarez, a sophomore at Townview Magnet Center