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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.

Check out SAPCA's December 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3H17Ky5
12/02/2022

Check out SAPCA's December 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3H17Ky5

There is still time to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of SAPCA's Board of Directors. Th...
11/04/2022

There is still time to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of SAPCA's Board of Directors. The deadline to submit applications is November 10 at 11:00 p.m. Learn more and apply today at PreventItAlexandria.org.

This homecoming, keep teen celebrations substance-free. Remember, it is against the law for adults to provide alcohol to...
11/03/2022

This homecoming, keep teen celebrations substance-free. Remember, it is against the law for adults to provide alcohol to any person under the age of 21. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

Homecoming is a time to celebrate! Here are 10 tips for how parents can prevent underage drinking during this special we...
11/02/2022

Homecoming is a time to celebrate! Here are 10 tips for how parents can prevent underage drinking during this special weekend, and throughout your child’s teen years. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

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Parents, did you know October is the fourth deadliest month when it comes to teen driving (NHTSA, 2015-2020)?

With school dances and Halloween parties, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program has released 10 Tips for Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking.

It is important to talk to teens about the importance of driving safely. Some of the greatest dangers for teen drivers are alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding and the number of passengers inside of the car.

Check out SAPCA's November 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3DiRO6I
11/01/2022

Check out SAPCA's November 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3DiRO6I

There’s still time to enter the  poster contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Will you be this year’s winner?...
11/01/2022

There’s still time to enter the 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.

Have you signed the  pledge? Join families across the country who are pledging to help make their community drug free! L...
10/28/2022

Have you signed the 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

Dispose of unneeded medication, including those prescribed by veterinarians,  during this Saturday's Drug Take Back Day ...
10/28/2022

Dispose of unneeded medication, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during this Saturday's Drug Take Back Day or year-round at a permanent drop box that provides access to safe drug disposal for Alexandria residents. Learn more about Drug Take Back Day and safe disposal of medication at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Check out SAPCA's special edition newsletter about celebrating homecoming safely: conta.cc/3gRnyIJ
10/27/2022

Check out SAPCA's special edition newsletter about celebrating homecoming safely: conta.cc/3gRnyIJ

Young people need support in the classroom, on the court, and in their social and personal lives. Help them succeed by t...
10/27/2022

Young people need support in the classroom, on the court, and in their social and personal lives. Help them succeed by talking about how to make healthy choices. Explore tips to start the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org

 students are encouraged to enter the  poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last year Caitlin Feehel...
10/26/2022

students are encouraged to enter the poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last year Caitlin Feehely from Alexandria City High School was the high school winner. Learn more about the contest at PreventItAlexandria.org

The homecoming game is 10 days away! Today is a great day to talk to your child about making healthy choices, including ...
10/25/2022

The homecoming game is 10 days away! Today is a great day to talk to your child about making healthy choices, including staying alcohol-free at the game and dance. Planning to say “no” is planning for success. Explore tips for starting the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org

Do you have an idea for the 2023  theme? Enter the Red Ribbon Theme Contest for a chance to win $500 in Red Ribbon Theme...
10/25/2022

Do you have an idea for the 2023 theme? Enter the Red Ribbon Theme Contest for a chance to win $500 in Red Ribbon Theme merchandise in 2023! Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to learn more.

 students are encouraged to enter the  poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last year Ashly Isabel L...
10/24/2022

students are encouraged to enter the poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last year Ashly Isabel Luna Jimenez from William Ramsey was the elementary school winner. Learn more about the contest at PreventItAlexandria.org

Help spread the word: SAPCA invites qualified and motivated youth and adults to submit nomination applications to serve ...
10/21/2022

Help spread the word: SAPCA invites qualified and motivated youth and adults to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of the Board. The deadline to submit applications is November 10 at 11:00 p.m. Learn more and apply today at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Looking for a new activity to do at home? Test your knowledge about alcohol and drugs by taking the National Drug & Alco...
10/20/2022

Looking for a new activity to do at home? Test your knowledge about alcohol and drugs by taking the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge quiz. Find the quiz at PreventItAlexandria.org

Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for youth and adults to unite and take a visible stand against substance use. This year’...
10/19/2022

Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for youth and adults to unite and take a visible stand against substance use. This year’s theme is . How will you celebrate this month? Check out several ways to get involved at PreventItAlexandria.org

Dispose of unneeded medication, including those prescribed by veterinarians,  during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct...
10/18/2022

Dispose of unneeded medication, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, or year-round at a permanent drop box that provides access to safe drug disposal for Alexandria residents. Learn more about Drug Take Back Day and safe disposal of medication at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Looking for ways to celebrate ? Consider being an upstander, someone that stands up and acts when something is wrong. To...
10/18/2022

Looking for ways to celebrate ? 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

Support youth to be happy, healthy, and substance-free during  and year-round. Make your values clear about substance us...
10/14/2022

Support youth to be happy, healthy, and substance-free during and year-round. Make your values clear about substance use with your children and other parents, and pledge to keep celebrations for youth substance-free. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

Enter the 2022 National  Photo Contest for your chance to win an iPad and $1,000 for the K-12 school of your choice! Ent...
10/13/2022

Enter the 2022 National Photo Contest for your chance to win an iPad and $1,000 for the K-12 school of your choice! Entries will be accepted from October 1- November 1. Learn more about the contest at PreventItAlexandria.org

Having a plan to avoid underage drinking and other substance use can help children and teens make healthy choices. Explo...
10/12/2022

Having a plan to avoid underage drinking and other substance use can help children and teens make healthy choices. Explore resources to help youth understand and respond to peer pressure if they are offered alcohol or other drugs at PreventItAlexandria.org

 students are encouraged to enter the  poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card! Learn more about the con...
10/11/2022

students are encouraged to enter the poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card! Learn more about the contest at PreventItAlexandria.org

Dispose of unneeded medication, including those prescribed by veterinarians,  during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct...
10/07/2022

Dispose of unneeded medication, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, or year-round at a permanent drop box that provides access to safe drug disposal for Alexandria residents. Learn more about Drug Take Back Day and safe disposal of medication at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Even though it might not seem like it, children and teens hear you when you talk to them about alcohol and other drugs. ...
10/06/2022

Even though it might not seem like it, children and teens hear you when you talk to them about alcohol and other drugs. Get tips for talking with your family early and often about the dangers of youth substance use. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

Stand up against substance use by taking the  pledge today and encouraging friends and family to do the same. Youth and ...
10/05/2022

Stand up against substance use by taking the pledge today and encouraging friends and family to do the same. Youth and adults can find the pledge at PreventItAlexandria.org

Join us tonight from from 6-7:30 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center for a community meeting to learn about the la...
10/04/2022

Join us tonight from from 6-7:30 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center for a community meeting to learn about the latest youth substance use data trends. Attendees will review and discuss local data before discussing actions to address these trends. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Each October, communities around the country celebrate Red Ribbon Week, a substance use prevention campaign. Not sure ho...
10/04/2022

Each October, communities around the country celebrate Red Ribbon Week, a substance use prevention campaign. Not sure how to get involved? Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to learn how you can celebrate in Alexandria this month!

Check out SAPCA's October 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3LUrQKP
09/30/2022

Check out SAPCA's October 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3LUrQKP

Join us on October 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center for a community meeting to learn about the la...
09/20/2022

Join us on October 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center for a community meeting to learn about the latest youth substance use data trends. Attendees will review and discuss local data before discussing actions to address these trends. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Please join us in recognizing these retailers for helping to prevent underage drinking in Alexandria by passing alcohol ...
09/08/2022

Please join us in recognizing these retailers for helping to prevent underage drinking in Alexandria by passing alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Alexandria Police Department. Learn more about the consequences of providing alcohol to persons under 21 at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Help spread the word about this Saturday's Teen Block Party from 3-7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Recreation Center. This free ...
09/06/2022

Help spread the word about this Saturday's Teen Block Party from 3-7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Recreation Center. This free event for youth ages 12-17 will feature games, food, music, and more! Learn more about this event and other youth resources at alexandriava.gov/child-and-family-services/youth-resources.

Check out SAPCA's September 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3cALiyT
09/02/2022

Check out SAPCA's September 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3cALiyT

It's National Back to School Month and ACPS students are officially back in the classroom! Start the new school year off...
08/23/2022

It's National Back to School Month and ACPS students are officially back in the classroom! Start the new school year off on the best foot by talking as a family about rules and expectations -- young people need clear rules, consistent consequences, and encouragement to do their best. Explore tips for starting the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Join Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA for a Teen Pool Party this Saturday, August 13, at ...
08/09/2022

Join Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA for a Teen Pool Party this Saturday, August 13, at Warwick Pool from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring free food, games, and music for Alexandria Teens ages 13 through 17. Visit alexandriava.gov/aquatics to learn more and to complete the registration form to attend.

There's still time for rising 9th through 12th graders residing in Alexandria to register for the annual Alexandria Yout...
08/03/2022

There's still time for rising 9th through 12th graders residing in Alexandria to register for the annual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference! This year’s hybrid conference will be held virtually August 9 and 10, 1-4:30 p.m., and the final in-person session will be held August 11, 1-5 p.m., at Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke St.). Participants who attend the conference in its entirety are eligible to receive a $20 gift card! This event is free and youth must register by August 5. Learn more and register today at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Check out SAPCA's August 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3Qf6AAp
08/01/2022

Check out SAPCA's August 2022 newsletter here: conta.cc/3Qf6AAp

There's still time to register for tomorrow's Mentor Open House! Join the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership for this even...
07/18/2022

There's still time to register for tomorrow's Mentor Open House! Join the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership for this event to hear personal reflections from mentors and mentees and learn how to become a mentor. Learn more and register today at alexandriava.gov/Mentoring.

Are you a young adult living in the City of Alexandria? We want to hear from you! Share your experiences and opinions to...
07/15/2022

Are you a young adult living in the City of Alexandria? We want to hear from you! Share your experiences and opinions to receive a Target gift card. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Rising 9th through 12th graders residing in Alexandria are invited to register for the annual Alexandria Youth Leadershi...
07/13/2022

Rising 9th through 12th graders residing in Alexandria are invited to register for the annual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference. This year’s hybrid conference will be held virtually August 9 and 10, 1-4:30 p.m., and the final in-person session will be held August 11, 1-5 p.m., at Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke St.). Participants who attend the conference in its entirety are eligible to receive a $20 gift card! This event is free and youth must register by August 5. Learn more and register today at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

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COMMUNITY :: Another successful Drug Take Back Day thanks to our partners and everyone who dropped off their old and unwanted medications! Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia and A*O collected a total of 254 pounds!

With support from Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, our teams also distributed lock boxes so people can secure the medications that they do need.

Learn more about preventing opioid abuse: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Opioids
Help the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria share information about the health and legal consequences of using alcohol, ma*****na, to***co products, and prescription meds with students.. Presentations are in person or virtual during the school day. Training provided. https://bit.ly/3TofDRw
Throwback Thursday to one exciting event! Our recent Teen Block Party was a blast. Thank you to all the individuals and sponsors, who made it all happen.

Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue Even Scale Nt Auto Body Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia Capital Youth Empowerment Program Virginia Department of HealthAlexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Jen Contracting Group LLC Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria Playzer World, DCHS, Catch Them Young, SRG, 18th District Court Service
Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities (RPCA) and the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to invite City of Alexandria teens ages 12-17 to the Teen Block Party on September 10, 2022 from 3-7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Ave.) This FREE event includes a game truck, food, music dj, dunk tank, obstacle course, ice cream truck, and more! FREE DASH bus transportation to and from the Teen Block Party is provided.

Thank you to our sponsors and contributors Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia, Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA, Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia, Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue, 18th District Court’s Service Unit (Gang Prevention Unit), Social Responsibility Group, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP), NT Autobody, PlayzerWorld (Urbanwear), Virginia Department of Health, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Capital Youth Empowerment Program

For more details, contact Michael Johnson at 703.746.5571 or Jamie Aylor at 703.746.5411

EVENT:: Yesterday APD officers spent the evening at Beatley Library getting to know our city's youth leaders at the Youth Leadership Networking Event.
Thank you to the Alexandria Library, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, and the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) for coordinating this event. We want to give an even bigger thank you to the amazing youth leaders who took the time to speak with our officers and Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats for the delicious treats! 🍦
La Campaña de Alexandria sobre Embarazo Adolescente (ACAP) Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) y la Coalición para la Prevención del Abuso de Sustancias de Alexandria (SAPCA) Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria realizo un evento de conexión y involucramiento en persona con algunos de los jóvenes líderes emergentes de Alexandria. Terminamos el evento con un rico helado. 🍦
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria hosted an art contest encouraging middle and high school youth to create and submit art that celebrates ways youth can be alcohol-free. SAPCA is excited to announce the winners of this contest. Please join us in congratulating our first, second and third place ACPS winners!

🥇First place: Santiago , 7th-grade student at Francis C. Hammond Middle School

🥈Second place: Jeanela, 8th-grade student at George Washington Middle School

🥉Third place: Samiyah, 7th-grade student at Hammond Middle School.

Read all about it using this link:
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/SAPCA-s-June-2022-Newsletter.html?soid=1102583984660&aid=XW_jtoLp_fc
En reconocimiento al Mes de la Concientización sobre el Alcohol, la Coalición para la Prevención del Abuso de Sustancias de Alexandria (SAPCA) Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria organizó un concurso de arte que alentó a los jóvenes de escuelas intermedias y secundaria a crear y presentar obras de arte que celebren las formas en que los jóvenes pueden estar libres de alcohol. SAPCA se complace en anunciar los ganadores de este concurso. ¡Únase a nosotros para felicitar a nuestros ganadores del primer, segundo y tercer lugar de los alumnos de ACPS!

🥇Primer lugar: Santiago , estudiante de 7° grado en la Escuela Intermedia de Francis C. Hammond Middle School

🥈Segundo lugar: Jeanela, estudiante de 8º grado en la escuela intermedia de George Washington Middle School

🥉Tercer lugar: Samiyah, estudiante de 7° grado en la Escuela Intermedia Hammond.

Lee todo sobre este concurso usando este enlace:

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/SAPCA-s-June-2022-Newsletter.html?soid=1102583984660&aid=XW_jtoLp_fc
Thank you to Emma and the team at Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria for the donations 300 reusable bags!

Distributing groceries in reusable bags rather than single use plastic is just one way ALIVE! is working to keep our community and environment healthy.

To learn more about our food distribution program visit: https://www.alive-inc.org/food-program-in-alexandria-virginia/
Led by Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria we recognize April as Alcohol Awareness Month to raise awareness about the facts and consequences of youth alcohol use.

Explore ways to support Alexandria youth to make informed choices about their health this month and year-round at PreventItAlexandria.org
A huge thank you to Emma with from the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria for dropping by with reusable bags for ALIVE!'s food distribution program!
Join the Children Youth and Families Collaborative Commission, the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP), and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria on December 9 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a virtual conversation featuring Alexandria’s youth voices.

Hear directly from a panel of Alexandria teens as they highlight what they need from adults to navigate life after the pandemic. Teens will provide insight on helpful and not-so-helpful practices implemented during the pandemic so participants can learn from the past to bring intention to future youth development efforts in our community.

Register to participate here!: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkd--sqz4iG9UAAs2VNRMpmK48c44C7Lqd
Share information with middle and high school students about the consequences of using alcohol, ma*****na, to***co, and prescription medications. Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria needs volunteers to deliver virtual Facts and Consequences workshops. Training provided. http://bit.ly/3omFCZc

Want to help? Please consider donating to http://bit.ly/VolAlexDonate
Learn more about Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria at https://www.alexandriava.gov/SAPCA
Share information with middle and high school students about the consequences of using alcohol, ma*****na, to***co, and prescription medications. Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria needs volunteers to deliver virtual Facts and Consequences workshops. Training provided. http://bit.ly/3omFCZc

Unable to volunteer? Please consider donating to http://bit.ly/VolAlexDonate
Share information with middle and high school students about the consequences of using alcohol, ma*****na, to***co, and prescription medications. Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria needs volunteers to deliver virtual Facts and Consequences workshops. Training provided. http://bit.ly/3omFCZc

Unable to volunteer? Please consider donating to https://volunteer-alexandria.square.site/
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