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RED ROCK RPC
1501 W. Commerce
Yukon, OK 73099
RED ROCK RPC
90 N. 31st
Clinton, OK 73601
Funded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance
Underage Alcohol & Tobacco use, Dextromethorphan DXM, Over-the-counter Drugs
Technical Support to Area Coalitions, Town Hall Meetings Staff Training, Assistance in developing local ordinances to combat social norms, Environmental prevention strategies, Free Clearing house materials covering HIV/AIDS, Parenting, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC)
Red Rock RPC uses planned activities to reduce the risk that individuals will experience alcohol, tobacco, or other drug-related problems in their lives. It is a positive, proactive approach that attempts to influence individuals before the earliest onset of such problems.
Prevention begins within communities--helping individuals to learn that they can have an impact in solving their local problems and setting local norms. Red Rock RPC emphasizes collaboration and cooperation, both to conserve limited resources, and to build on existing relationships within the community. Community groups are routinely used to explore new, creative ways to use existing resources.
Prevention is part of a broader health promotion effort; based on the knowledge the addiction is a primary, progressive, chronic, and fatal disease. As such, it focuses on helping people develop new, more positive views of themselves.
Early recognition and referral to treatment activities attempt to assist individuals who have already begun inappropriate use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
Comprehensive prevention efforts target many agencies and systems, and use many strategies in order to have the broadest possible impact. Therefore, evaluation is crucial in order for communities and programs to identify their successful efforts and to modify or abandon their unproductive efforts.
The overall goal for Red Rock RPC is the development of healthy, responsible, productive citizens who will be unlikely to experience substance abuse related problems in their lives.
Restoring, training, mobilizing, and supporting communities to establish proactive preventative measures to increase the reduction of substance abuse among youth.
Environmental strategies are focused on changing aspects of the environment that contribute to the use of alcohol and other drugs. Specifically, environmental strategies aim to decrease the social and health consequences of substance abuse by limiting access to substances and changing social norms that are accepting and permissive of substance abuse. They can change public laws, policies, and practices to create environments that decrease the probability of substance abuse. Rather than address public health issues by targeting individuals, environmental prevention targets those community practices, attitudes and values that encourage unhealthy or unsafe behavior. It succeeds by promoting long-term purposeful, systemic change.
Reduce substance abuse among youth by addressing the factors in a community that serve to increase the risk of substance abuse and factors that serve to minimize the risk of substance abuse. These substances include narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, inhalants, alcohol, and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by law.
Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities; state, local and tribal governments; and private nonprofit agencies to support community coalition efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
Reclaim communities who suffer effects from substance abuse.
• Encourage individual responsibility, positive behavior and personal growth.
• Strengthen families and communities.
• Safeguard public health.
• Promote a drug-free society through education, training, prevention, research, advocacy and environmental strategies.