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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Our Mission is to provide recovery support services and reduce substance use through education and intervention. We also help young adults successfully transition into adulthood by providing services to address essential needs.


DEA says Fentanyl is now found in unregulated vape cartridges

Tuesday, November 05, 2019
DEA says Fentanyl is now found in unregulated vape cartridges.Nov. 02, 2019 - 1:42 - This warning comes after dozens of people have become sick due to unregulated THC cartridges.Video... Read More

First death reported from lung illness linked to vaping, officials say

Monday, August 26, 2019
Lena H. SunNational reporter focusing on healthAugust 23Illinois officials said Friday that a person who had recently used an e-cigarette and was hospitalized with severe lung illness had died. The... Read More

Big Texas Rally For Recovery-2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Seizures after vaping? FDA investigating 127 reports of the neurological condition following e-cig use

Thursday, August 08, 2019
Seizures after vaping? FDA investigating 127 reports of the neurological condition following e-cig useBy Madeline FarberPublished August 08, 2019Fox NewsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced it... Read More

Sweet E-Cigarettes May Increase Caries Risk

Monday, May 20, 2019
By Ambrosia Brody, Managing EditorA new research study published in the journal PloS One has found that using, or “vaping,” sweet e-cigarettes may increase the risk of dental caries.Unlike combustible tobacco products, such... Read More

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Friday, May 10, 2019
Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walmart is following in the footsteps of other retail brands and raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. The superstore also announced Wednesday that it... Read More

Prescribed Opioids: Trends and Hotspots

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Found out how your area is doing on prescribing rates at retail pharmacies for Opioid prescriptions.  Click here

Sticker Shock campaign targets underage drinking

Wednesday, May 01, 2019
By Meredith Shamburger Bright green and white stickers bore a reminder to the people buying alcohol at several convenience and grocery stores on Monday: It’s illegal to give that... Read More

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