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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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


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