Prevention Workz, Inc. functions as the regional Area Prevention Resource Center (APRC) for the Oklahoma counties of Alfalfa, Grant, Logan, Kingfisher, Garfield and Major. For 20 years, the organization has conducted comprehensive research-based ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drug) prevention. It is funded through the ODMHSAS, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with federal prevention grant funds.
Pontotoc County, located in south central Oklahoma, had a population 37,492 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Ada, a small town with a population of nearly 17,000 Oklahomans. At one time part of the Chickasaw Nation in Indian Territory, Pontotoc County was created at statehood. Today, despite its proud heritage, it faces the ravages of meth abuse and the crimes it generates.
CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, was founded in 1966. CARF International is a non-profit, independent accreditor of health and human services. CARF International, through its group of companies, accredits upwards of 50,000 services and programs at 23,000 locations. Six-thousand eight-hundred CARF-accredited service providers annually serve more than 8 million people of all ages. CARF accreditation spans the globe, including the countries Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America.
The United Methodist Church shares a common heritage with fellow Christians and all Christian communities. The First United Methodist Church of Canadian, located in Canadian, Oklahoma, was recently acknowledged by Narconon Arrowhead for its good works.