We collect, analyze and share data on the trends, attitudes, and training in our community to help identify effective prevention resources and measure their effectiveness.

The Prevention Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to capturing the needs of the Region 8 communities by identifying the gaps in resources, current drug trends, drug prevention resources and prevention training needs.

Through data collection efforts and partnerships with key stakeholders, schools, and organizations, the PRC serves as an invaluable resource to all who seek relevant information as it pertains to the 28 counties of Region 8.

For Tobacco Retailers

Here’s how to stay in compliance with state tobacco law.


See the latest facts and figures on substance abuse in your community.


Find or request training in your area on substance abuse prevention.

Community Survey

We need your perspective! Your answers will become part of the Region 8 report.

Read the PRC Region 8 Regional Needs Assessment (RNA) 2019

2019 RNA Region 8

Click here to download a PDF version of the Regional Needs Assessment 2019.

Counties Served

The Department of Health and Human Services oversees the 11 Prevention Resource Centers of Texas. Each PRC serves several counties.

The 28 counties in Region 8 are: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala

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