Regional Prevention Center
The Kentucky River Regional Prevention Center (RPC) plans and promotes comprehensive substance use/abuse, suicide, violence, bullying, and homelessness prevention services in its eight-county region, and promotes mental health.
The RPC employs three Certified Prevention Specialists. Our staff assists individuals and groups in developing prevention programs that will encourage healthy choices about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Our prevention specialists also provide presentations, education and training programs, and information on substance use/abuse, suicide, violence, bullying, homelessness, and mental health, as well as consultation services.
Our primary objective is to empower communities to implement policies at the local level that will have a positive and lasting effect on the community environment, thereby reducing the harmful consequences of the illegal use and abuse of substances.
We provide an array of coordinated services to accomplish our mission, including:
Community Prevention Coalitions
Prevention coalitions increase public awareness and involvement in alcohol and drug prevention programming. The RPC operates 12 coalitions in our eight counties. We encourage the public to attend and be involved with our coalitions.
KY-ASAP Local Boards
We offer Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) Local Boards in Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties.
Zero Tolerance Program
This program provides a diversion program for youth who have been cited for an alcohol or other drug-related charge.
Zero Suicide Initiative
A suicide prevention program available in all eight counties.
KY-Moms Maternal Assistance Towards Recovery (MATR) – formerly the KIDS NOW Plus program – serving pregnant women in all eight counties.
Assists community residents in assessing the needs and strengths of that particular community and developing a prevention plan.
Youth Prevention Services
We offer an array of services aimed at preventing alcohol and other drug problems.
Consultation & Technical Assistance
Provides information and advice on model prevention programs and strategies and how to tailor them to a particular environment.
Training & Education
Available for youth and adults on how to implement prevention strategies.
Education Programs & Presentations
We deliver educational programs and presentations on alcohol and other drug issues.
A Multimedia Resource Library
We provide a multimedia resource library with books, videos, documents, and periodicals on substance abuse and related fields. These materials are available for use on-site or for lending.
Dissemination of Materials
We disseminate pamphlets, posters, and other alcohol and drug prevention messages.
We continue to make efforts to get accurate and helpful information to the public.
Other services include:
Regional Alcohol & Drug Information Services
The RPC serves as a primary source of drug information for all communities in the region. Services include a resource library, telephone information, and the distribution of printed materials and audiovisuals.
Get In TouchThe Regional Prevention Center provides speaking engagements for any group, when requested.
We always love to hear from our KRCC clients and members of the community. Feel free to drop in or contact us during our business hours.