ETCADA hosts PRC4 for 23 counties in Northeast Texas. PRC4 serves as the regional data collection and distribution entity engaged in assessing substance abuse risk and protective factors for the region.

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Some E-cigarette Users Are Having Seizures, Most Reports Involving Youth and Young Adults

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users. Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of... Read More

Scientists Closer to Finding Inherited Traits in Addiction

Thursday, February 07, 2019
Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences. Despite advances in the science of genetics, it has been extremely difficult... Read More


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Each week it seems as if a new article is published with emphasis on the detrimental impact caused by consuming some type of drug. In recognition of National Drug and... Read More

Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the U.S. surpass those of dying in car accident

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
(CNN) - For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an... Read More

Surgeon general warns against e-cigarettes, vaping

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. surgeon general is warning against the use of e-cigarettes, declaring Tuesday that any "use among young people is unsafe" and telling parents to be on the... Read More

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in a bleak series of reports that showed a nation still in the grip of escalating... Read More

Alcohol is a leading cause of death, disease worldwide, study says

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Alcohol is killing more people globally than we originally thought, according to a new study. The study, published Thursday in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, found that alcohol, such as beer... Read More

PRC4 2018 Regional Needs Assessment Available for Download

Monday, July 23, 2018
The Regional Needs Assessment (RNA) report is created by each Prevention Resource Center in the state of Texas, in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) every... Read More