Mother Teresa said, “I alone can’t change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” My name is Reanna Liversage, and I am blessed to be the director of community coalitions for Drug Prevention Resources. I firmly believe that, like Mother Teresa, we can come together to cast stones across the waters of our communities, creating many ripples to achieve long-lasting change.
From a prevention perspective—which is DPR’s history—anything that helps a child or young person build esteem and social skills will also reduce the chances for making poor decisions about alcohol and other drugs.
We were thrilled to be named Nonprofit of the Game and receive a $500 donation from the Dallas Wings during their Recovery Night 2022. We're grateful to have behavioral and mental health recognized as a part of recovery from substance misuse. See more fun photos at the title link.
September is National Recovery Month and I’m reminded of how much my life has changed since starting my recovery from addiction in 1988. Recovery has given me a life that I could never have imagined! I have a dream job helping kids avoid the path I chose at age thirteen.
Drug Prevention Resources (DPR) has gone virtual but that doesn't keep us from coming to your school, upon request. We will take all appropriate COVID precautions when providing services to your students.
Drug Prevention Resources (DPR) received a grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization focused on supporting health-related causes that enrich the global community. The grant will enable DPR to offer the digital course Prescription Drug Safety to high schools in communities across North Texas, including those in Dallas, Ellis, Navarro and Rockwall counties. The funding is provided as part of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation’s Opioid Resource Grant Program.
“We’ve dreamed of a centralized collection of resources for rural residents in North Texas who desperately need the answers to substance use disorder, and specifically opioid use disorder," says Becky Vance, DPR CEO. "We are thrilled and grateful to lead this collaborative effort with our incredible founding partners.”