Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria is a workgroup of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria The vision of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria is a community whose various parts—parents, youth, schools, city health and recreation services, non-profits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement— work collaboratively and cross-culturally, sharing the responsibility to prevent youth substance abuse.

Tomorrow is the last day of Red Ribbon Week, so if you haven’t had a chance, take the pledge today! Learn more at preven...
10/30/2020

Tomorrow is the last day of Red Ribbon Week, so if you haven’t had a chance, take the pledge today! Learn more at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

Prescription and over-the-counter medication, such as cough and allergy medicine, can be abused if someone takes this me...
10/29/2020

Prescription and over-the-counter medication, such as cough and allergy medicine, can be abused if someone takes this medication in ways not intended by a doctor or for fun. This can cause addiction and harmful health effects. Learn more: preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek

Patrick Henry K-8 School
10/28/2020

Patrick Henry K-8 School

It is Super Hero Day in honor of Red Ribbon Week! @ACPSk12 #workhardgetsmart https://t.co/SrCm2WVnt7

Patrick Henry K-8 School
10/28/2020

Patrick Henry K-8 School

Our counselor is dressed up as a super hero today for Red Ribbon Week! @ACPSk12 #workhardgetsmart https://t.co/tAi3juFUP3

Want to talk to someone about your relationship? Looking for information or helpful resources? Contact the Alexandria Do...
10/28/2020

Want to talk to someone about your relationship? Looking for information or helpful resources? Contact the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program anytime at 703-746-4911. For more information about healthy relationships, visit alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence.

SAPCA invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of ...
10/28/2020

SAPCA invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of the Board of Directors. The deadline to submit nomination applications is Friday, October 30. Learn more, including how to apply, at PreventItAlexandria.org

According to a recent anonymous survey, most teens in Alexandria are not using alcohol, e-cigarettes or marijuana, a tre...
10/28/2020

According to a recent anonymous survey, most teens in Alexandria are not using alcohol, e-cigarettes or marijuana, a trend to get behind. Encourage youth in our community to follow this trend and stay substance-free. Learn more at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek

Join Positive Schools Center in a three part screening and discussion of “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in...
10/27/2020

Join Positive Schools Center in a three part screening and discussion of “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” Screening is free! Watch the trailer and learn how to register for this important series at preventitalexandria.org

Check out SAPCA's October newsletter for information about our work, community announcements and COVID-19 resources. con...
10/27/2020

Check out SAPCA's October newsletter for information about our work, community announcements and COVID-19 resources. conta.cc/3mskjF4

Learn more about safe medication disposal here: alexandriava.gov/dchs/adultservices/default.aspx?id=118204
10/27/2020

Learn more about safe medication disposal here: alexandriava.gov/dchs/adultservices/default.aspx?id=118204

COMMUNITY :: Our thanks to all those who safely disposed of expired and unwanted medications at Drug Take Back Day! Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia and ASO collected 227 pounds! Many thanks also to our partners Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA, The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, FBCAlexandria, Alexandria Renew Enterprises and Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA. If you missed us on Saturday, remember these options for safe disposal: https://alexandriava.gov/118204

Marijuana is addictive and impacts many brain functions, including pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory an...
10/27/2020

Marijuana is addictive and impacts many brain functions, including pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception, coordinated movement and judgement. Learn the truth about marijuana at PreventItAlexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

For more information on the opioid crisis and how the City is responding, including a printable flyer on overdose sympto...
10/26/2020
AlexandriaVA.gov

For more information on the opioid crisis and how the City is responding, including a printable flyer on overdose symptoms and how to get help, visit alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

INFO :: The City is notifying the public of the potential that marijuana in the region may be mixed with unusual substances, after four recent overdoses in the nearby Prince William County Health District. One person died, and the other three were revived with Narcan (naloxone), suggesting that the marijuana may have been mixed with opioids. While use of any illegal drug is dangerous, City officials are urging residents to be especially cautious given these recent overdoses. For more information, follow the link below.

There’s still time to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Will you be this ...
10/26/2020

There’s still time to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Will you be this year’s winner? Visit preventitalexandria.org/ to learn how to enter. #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

When prescription drugs are abused, they can become addictive and put you at risk for harmful health effects. Learn more...
10/23/2020

When prescription drugs are abused, they can become addictive and put you at risk for harmful health effects. Learn more about safe opioid use and the risks of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

Safely dispose of unused or expired medication during this Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day event or year-round at one of t...
10/22/2020

Safely dispose of unused or expired medication during this Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day event or year-round at one of the City’s permanent medication drop boxes. Learn more about safe medication disposal at alexandriava.gov/opioids

Have you signed the #RedRibbonWeek pledge? Join families across the country who are pledging to help make their communit...
10/22/2020

Have you signed the #RedRibbonWeek pledge? Join families across the country who are pledging to help make their community drug free! Learn more at preventitalexandria.org and take the pledge today! #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

Want to talk to someone about your relationship? Looking for information or helpful resources? Contact the Alexandria Do...
10/21/2020

Want to talk to someone about your relationship? Looking for information or helpful resources? Contact the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program anytime at 703-746-4911. For more information about healthy relationships, visit alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence.

The National Family Partnership is hosting a contest from October 23-31 to recognize students that create a spoken word ...
10/21/2020

The National Family Partnership is hosting a contest from October 23-31 to recognize students that create a spoken word performance about this year’s #RedRibbonWeek theme. Contest winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Learn how to enter at preventitalexandria.org

SAFE Project US and the creators of the Deterra Drug Deactivation System are teaming up to provide safe at-home drug dis...
10/20/2020
SAPCA

SAFE Project US and the creators of the Deterra Drug Deactivation System are teaming up to provide safe at-home drug disposal. Visit preventitalexandria.org to request a free Large Deterra Pouch to permanently dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication at home.

SAPCA invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of the Board for SAPCA. Nominations should be submitted using this form. The deadline to submit your nomination application is Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. SAPCA's Board of....

The Commission for Women and Friends of the Commission for Women are lighting City Hall purple this week in recognition ...
10/20/2020

The Commission for Women and Friends of the Commission for Women are lighting City Hall purple this week in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Day on October 22. Learn what you can do as an individual and as part of a larger community to reduce and eliminate domestic and intimate partner violence at alexandriava.gov/118423. #DVAM #PowerUpNOVA

Did you know that drinking during the teen years can interfere with normal brain development and increase the risk of de...
10/20/2020

Did you know that drinking during the teen years can interfere with normal brain development and increase the risk of developing alcohol use disorder later in life? Learn more at preventitalexandria.org #NIDAteens #RedRibbonWeek #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

SAPCA invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of ...
10/20/2020

SAPCA invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of the Board of Directors. The deadline to submit nomination applications is Friday, October 30. Learn more, including how to apply, at PreventItAlexandria.org

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs. #RedRibbonWeek is a ...
10/20/2020

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs. #RedRibbonWeek is a great opportunity to get the conversation started! Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to get tips for talking to your children and teens about drugs.

National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 24. Police officers and sheriff's deputies will be staffing four c...
10/19/2020

National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 24. Police officers and sheriff's deputies will be staffing four convenient outdoor locations in Alexandria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/news_display.aspx?id=118392

EVENT :: National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 24, so plan ahead to safely dispose of unwanted medications while you're running essential errands. Police officers and sheriff's deputies will be staffing four convenient outdoor locations in Alexandria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/Sheriff/info/DrugTakeBackFlyerFall2020.pdf

Looking for parenting advice? Call the Parent Support Line for a listening ear, parenting advice, support and tips to he...
10/19/2020

Looking for parenting advice? Call the Parent Support Line for a listening ear, parenting advice, support and tips to help navigate emotional and relational parenting issues. Call 703.324.7720 or text “SUPPORT” or “PARENTING” to 30644 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Support is available in English and Spanish.

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last ...
10/19/2020

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last year, Caitlin Feehely from T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus was the high school winner. Learn more about the contest at preventitalexandria.org

Looking for ways to celebrate #RedRibbonWeek? Consider being an upstander, someone that stands up and acts when somethin...
10/16/2020

Looking for ways to celebrate #RedRibbonWeek? Consider being an upstander, someone that stands up and acts when something is wrong. To learn more about how to be an upstander, visit PreventItAlexandria.org #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFre

Some people try to use substances, such as alcohol, to deal with physical or emotional pain, but research has shown that...
10/16/2020

Some people try to use substances, such as alcohol, to deal with physical or emotional pain, but research has shown that it can make pain worse. Learn about City resources available to help those dealing with pain at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek

Support transgender lives! Attend the annual TIES conference online October 14-17. Attend one session or the whole three...
10/15/2020

Support transgender lives! Attend the annual TIES conference online October 14-17. Attend one session or the whole three days. The goal of TIES is to strengthen the trans community across Virginia by connecting and empowering transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming Virginians of all ages as well as family members, partners and allies! Register at equalityvirginia.org/ties. Find out about other virtual events throughout the month at alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence.

Do you have an idea for the 2021 #RedRibbonWeek theme? Enter the Red Ribbon Theme Contest by December 4, 2020 for a chan...
10/15/2020

Do you have an idea for the 2021 #RedRibbonWeek theme? Enter the Red Ribbon Theme Contest by December 4, 2020 for a chance to win $500 in Red Ribbon Theme merchandise in 2021! Visit preventitalexandria.org to learn more. #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree

LGBTQ+ People deserve healthy love! You deserve respect and understanding. For more information about healthy relationsh...
10/14/2020

LGBTQ+ People deserve healthy love! You deserve respect and understanding. For more information about healthy relationships or if you are experiencing violence, call 703.746.4911 or visit alexandriava.gov/LGBTQ and alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence.

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last ...
10/14/2020

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last year, Sarah McBurney from George Washington Middle School was the middle school winner. Learn more about the contest at preventitalexandria.org

Many e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the addictive substance found in tobacco cigarettes. Learn about e-cigarettes and va...
10/14/2020

Many e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the addictive substance found in tobacco cigarettes. Learn about e-cigarettes and vaping, including resources for quitting, at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #BeHappy #BeSafe #BeDrugFree

Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community?  Are you experiencing violence in your relationship? People who identify as LGBTQ+...
10/13/2020

Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community? Are you experiencing violence in your relationship? People who identify as LGBTQ+ may face additional barriers to getting help and unique forms of manipulation from a partner related to sexual orientation or gender identity. For example, by threatening to “out” the victim of intimate partner violence to their family or employer if they attempt to reveal abuse, the abusive partner can make reporting violence far more difficult. Local and national resources are available to help. Call 703.746.4911 or visit alexandriava.gov/LGBTQ and alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence.

Want to talk to someone about your relationship?  Looking for information or helpful resources?  Contact the Alexandria ...
10/13/2020

Want to talk to someone about your relationship? Looking for information or helpful resources? Contact the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program anytime at 703-746-4911. For more information about healthy relationships, visit https://bddy.me/3lFvXvM.

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