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.

On July 1, 2021, ma*****na was legalized in Virginia for adults, 21 years or older, with certain conditions. Learn the T...
09/15/2021

On July 1, 2021, ma*****na was legalized in Virginia for adults, 21 years or older, with certain conditions. Learn the Top 10 Things youth and adults should know about this law at PreventItAlexandria.org.

On July 1, 2021, ma*****na was legalized in Virginia for adults, 21 years or older, with certain conditions. Learn the Top 10 Things youth and adults should know about this law at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Help spread the word about the Alexandria Library's Teen Advisory Group, open to youth in grades 6-12 that are intereste...
09/13/2021

Help spread the word about the Alexandria Library's Teen Advisory Group, open to youth in grades 6-12 that are interested in sharing ideas, influencing the library, and earning services hours. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Help spread the word about the Alexandria Library's Teen Advisory Group, open to youth in grades 6-12 that are interested in sharing ideas, influencing the library, and earning services hours. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Do you know warning signs for su***de? By learning the warning signs, you can hel...
09/10/2021

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Do you know warning signs for su***de? By learning the warning signs, you can help #StopSu***de. Access more prevention resources at alexandriava.gov/109758. #WSPD2021

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Do you know warning signs for su***de? By learning the warning signs, you can help #StopSu***de. Access more prevention resources at alexandriava.gov/109758. #WSPD2021

If you were previously a teen in foster care and are 18 up to 27 years old (but not 27 yet), you may be eligible for fin...
09/10/2021

If you were previously a teen in foster care and are 18 up to 27 years old (but not 27 yet), you may be eligible for financial support through the Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021). Deadline to apply is September 15. Visit FosterMyFuture.com (or scan the QR code below) to learn more about the program or text/call 757.298.3586 and give your name and reason for communicating or email [email protected]. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/ChildWelfare.

No one takes their life for a single reason. It’s important to know that generally, when someone dies by su***de, it can...
09/09/2021

No one takes their life for a single reason. It’s important to know that generally, when someone dies by su***de, it can be attributed to a combination of various risk factors. Learn about the risk factors and warning signs at https://afsp.org/signs and access more prevention resources at alexandriava.gov/109758. #SucidePreventionWeek

No one takes their life for a single reason. It’s important to know that generally, when someone dies by su***de, it can be attributed to a combination of various risk factors. Learn about the risk factors and warning signs at https://afsp.org/signs and access more prevention resources at alexandriava.gov/109758. #SucidePreventionWeek

09/08/2021
Think you know about opioids? Save a life. Carry Narcan.

Did you know that Narcan can save the life of someone who is overdosing on opioids? Did you know Alexandrians can get this easy to use nasal spray mailed to them for free? Educate yourself and others. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/Opioids. #RecoveryMonth

This week is #Su***dePreventionWeek. Read this proclamation by the Governor of Virginia—and learn how you can help preve...
09/08/2021

This week is #Su***dePreventionWeek. Read this proclamation by the Governor of Virginia—and learn how you can help prevent su***de at alexandriava.gov/109758.

This week is #Su***dePreventionWeek. Read this proclamation by the Governor of Virginia—and learn how you can help prevent su***de at alexandriava.gov/109758.

Are you a high school student who wants to make an impact in your community? Take a brief survey and learn more about th...
09/07/2021

Are you a high school student who wants to make an impact in your community? Take a brief survey and learn more about the Youth Council forming in Alexandria! Help guide decisions, address key community issues, and be part of a dynamic team of youth leaders. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to take the survey!

Are you a high school student who wants to make an impact in your community? Take a brief survey and learn more about the Youth Council forming in Alexandria! Help guide decisions, address key community issues, and be part of a dynamic team of youth leaders. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to take the survey!

Contrary to popular belief, asking someone directly if they’re thinking about su***de won’t “put the idea in their head....
09/07/2021

Contrary to popular belief, asking someone directly if they’re thinking about su***de won’t “put the idea in their head.” In fact, people are often relieved to have a real conversation about mental health. Learn how to have a #RealConvo at afsp.org/realconvo and access more prevention resources at alexandriava.gov/109758. #Su***dePreventionWeek

Contrary to popular belief, asking someone directly if they’re thinking about su***de won’t “put the idea in their head.” In fact, people are often relieved to have a real conversation about mental health. Learn how to have a #RealConvo at afsp.org/realconvo and access more prevention resources at alexandriava.gov/109758. #Su***dePreventionWeek

Check out SAPCA's September 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3DV52px
09/07/2021

Check out SAPCA's September 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3DV52px

Check out SAPCA's September 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3DV52px

The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy for a high school youth member. ...
08/30/2021

The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy for a high school youth member. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., on September 3, 2021. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to learn more and to apply for this position.

The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy for a high school youth member. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., on September 3, 2021. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to learn more and to apply for this position.

08/26/2021
Think you know about opioids? Think again.

Did you know that anyone can misuse or overdose on opioids? A family member or neighbor, friend or coworker could be at risk. Millions of Americans report misusing prescription drugs, and its estimated that more than 69,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2020. Educate yourself and others. Learn more about opioid misuse and treatment at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

Are you a high school student who wants to make an impact in your community? Take a brief survey and learn more about th...
08/26/2021

Are you a high school student who wants to make an impact in your community? Take a brief survey and learn more about the Youth Council forming in Alexandria! Help guide decisions, address key community issues, and be part of a dynamic team of youth leaders. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to take the survey!

Are you a high school student who wants to make an impact in your community? Take a brief survey and learn more about the Youth Council forming in Alexandria! Help guide decisions, address key community issues, and be part of a dynamic team of youth leaders. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to take the survey!

The New @DASHbus Network is coming Sun., Sept. 5 and delivering a series of fare-free, frequent, all-day bus lines runni...
08/26/2021

The New @DASHbus Network is coming Sun., Sept. 5 and delivering a series of fare-free, frequent, all-day bus lines running every 15 minutes or better, all day, seven days a week. Just hop on and ride! Learn more: dashbus.com/newnetwork. #NewDASHNetwork

The New @DASHbus Network is coming Sun., Sept. 5 and delivering a series of fare-free, frequent, all-day bus lines running every 15 minutes or better, all day, seven days a week. Just hop on and ride! Learn more: dashbus.com/newnetwork. #NewDASHNetwork

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in...
08/18/2021

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in planning and hosting events and working to reduce mental health stigma are encouraged to apply. Learn more, including how to apply, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in planning and hosting events and working to reduce mental health stigma are encouraged to apply. Learn more, including how to apply, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

With the rise of the Delta variant, it’s important to know where the COVID-19 testing sites are in case you or a loved o...
08/17/2021

With the rise of the Delta variant, it’s important to know where the COVID-19 testing sites are in case you or a loved one becomes symptomatic. Tests are free at Curative COVID-19 kiosks; government ID not required; service in English & Spanish: Curative.com. More info: alexandriava.gov/114730.

With the rise of the Delta variant, it’s important to know where the COVID-19 testing sites are in case you or a loved one becomes symptomatic. Tests are free at Curative COVID-19 kiosks; government ID not required; service in English & Spanish: Curative.com. More info: alexandriava.gov/114730.

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in...
08/10/2021

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in planning and hosting events and working to reduce mental health stigma are encouraged to apply. Learn more, including how to apply, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in planning and hosting events and working to reduce mental health stigma are encouraged to apply. Learn more, including how to apply, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

There is still time to register for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! The YLC empowers emerging ...
08/06/2021

There is still time to register for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! The YLC empowers emerging young leaders by providing training opportunities and connecting them to resources in their community. Register today at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

There is still time to register for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! The YLC empowers emerging young leaders by providing training opportunities and connecting them to resources in their community. Register today at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

08/05/2021
Think you know about opioid addition Think again.mp4

Did you know that Narcan can save the life of someone who is overdosing on opioids? Did you know Alexandrians can get this easy to use nasal spray mailed to them for free? Educate yourself and others. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

Check out SAPCA's August 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/2Vweoq0
08/03/2021

Check out SAPCA's August 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/2Vweoq0

Check out SAPCA's August 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/2Vweoq0

There is still time to register for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! The YLC empowers emerging ...
08/02/2021

There is still time to register for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! The YLC empowers emerging young leaders by providing training opportunities and connecting them to resources in their community. Register today at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

There is still time to register for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! The YLC empowers emerging young leaders by providing training opportunities and connecting them to resources in their community. Register today at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in...
08/02/2021

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in planning and hosting events and working to reduce mental health stigma are encouraged to apply. Learn more, including how to apply, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

The NAMI Northern Virginia Youth Leadership Council application is open! Teens and young adults ages 15-23 interested in planning and hosting events and working to reduce mental health stigma are encouraged to apply. Learn more, including how to apply, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Alexandria’s Opioid Work Group is recruiting volunteers to assist in distributing Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal me...
07/22/2021

Alexandria’s Opioid Work Group is recruiting volunteers to assist in distributing Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal medication that can help save a life in the midst of a crisis, to the community during National Night Out on August 3. No previous experience is required to volunteer. Learn more, including how to get involved, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Alexandria’s Opioid Work Group is recruiting volunteers to assist in distributing Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal medication that can help save a life in the midst of a crisis, to the community during National Night Out on August 3. No previous experience is required to volunteer. Learn more, including how to get involved, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Registration is open for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! This free conference is open to risin...
07/20/2021

Registration is open for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! This free conference is open to rising 9-12 grade students that reside in the City of Alexandria. The YLC empowers emerging young leaders by providing training opportunities and connecting them to resources in their community. Learn more, including how to register, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Registration is open for the virtual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)! This free conference is open to rising 9-12 grade students that reside in the City of Alexandria. The YLC empowers emerging young leaders by providing training opportunities and connecting them to resources in their community. Learn more, including how to register, at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

Safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria...
07/14/2021

Safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria. Learn more about the importance of safe medication disposal at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria. Learn more about the importance of safe medication disposal at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Join us today at Chick Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W Reed Avenue) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn about community res...
06/30/2021

Join us today at Chick Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W Reed Avenue) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn about community resources in Alexandria and enjoy free food and giveaway items from local organizations!

Join us today at Chick Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W Reed Avenue) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn about community resources in Alexandria and enjoy free food and giveaway items from local organizations!

Looking to cool off? The City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to residents who may not have cooling in...
06/30/2021

Looking to cool off? The City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to residents who may not have cooling in their homes, including recreation centers and libraries, as well as assistance for adults 60 years of age and older and some low-income households. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/122602.

Looking to cool off? The City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to residents who may not have cooling in their homes, including recreation centers and libraries, as well as assistance for adults 60 years of age and older and some low-income households. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/122602.

SAPCA provides resources for parents and other caring adults to support youth to make informed choices about their healt...
06/29/2021

SAPCA provides resources for parents and other caring adults to support youth to make informed choices about their health and future. Explore some of the ways to support youth in your life at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

SAPCA provides resources for parents and other caring adults to support youth to make informed choices about their health and future. Explore some of the ways to support youth in your life at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

06/21/2021
Think you know about opioids? Think again.

Did you know that anyone can misuse or overdose on opioids? A family member or neighbor, friend or coworker could be at risk. Millions of Americans report misusing prescription drugs, and more than 49,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2019. Educate yourself and others. Learn more about opioid misuse and treatment at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

Nationally, one in five Americans live with a mental health condition. Su***de is the 10th leading cause of death in the...
06/17/2021

Nationally, one in five Americans live with a mental health condition. Su***de is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., the 2nd in ages 10-34 and the 4th in ages 35-54. Learn how you can get help, support someone in crisis and prevent su***de: alexandriava.gov/109758.

Nationally, one in five Americans live with a mental health condition. Su***de is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., the 2nd in ages 10-34 and the 4th in ages 35-54. Learn how you can get help, support someone in crisis and prevent su***de: alexandriava.gov/109758.

Learn about some of the many ways DCHS staff are working to support, increase and maintain the well-being, safety and se...
06/17/2021

Learn about some of the many ways DCHS staff are working to support, increase and maintain the well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all Alexandrians by visiting alexandriava.gov/DCHSConnect.

Discover the many ways DCHS staff are working to support, increase and maintain the well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all Alexandrians. This week:

—View guidelines for allowing children to stay home alone and access financial assistance and tips for child care
—Celebrate Juneteenth with a range of virtual events and opportunities
—Read a proclamation that recognizes Fatherhood Awareness Month
—Register for a summer lunchtime support group for survivors of sexual assault
—Updates on resources for individuals and families in need

Read about these and more at alexandriava.gov/DCHSConnect!

Join Project Discovery tonight, June 15, at 7 p.m. to celebrate students, hear from guest speakers Delegate Dr. Edith Pa...
06/15/2021

Join Project Discovery tonight, June 15, at 7 p.m. to celebrate students, hear from guest speakers Delegate Dr. Edith Patterson and Alexandria Public School Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Jr., and award scholarships to graduating seniors. RSVP at bit.ly/PD_EOY2021.

Join Project Discovery tonight, June 15, at 7 p.m. to celebrate students, hear from guest speakers Delegate Dr. Edith Patterson and Alexandria Public School Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Jr., and award scholarships to graduating seniors. RSVP at bit.ly/PD_EOY2021.

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