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.

Parents and caregivers, you have the most influence over the choices your children and teens make. As a family, make tim...
12/21/2021

Parents and caregivers, you have the most influence over the choices your children and teens make. As a family, make time to talk about rules and consequences related to substance use and misuse.
Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org #talktheyhearyou

Parents and caregivers, you have the most influence over the choices your children and teens make. As a family, make time to talk about rules and consequences related to substance use and misuse.
Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org #talktheyhearyou

Today’s a perfect day to build a gingerbread house with your family. While you’re at it, talk to your kids about your fa...
12/12/2021

Today’s a perfect day to build a gingerbread house with your family. While you’re at it, talk to your kids about your family’s rules regarding underage drinking. Explore tips to start the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org
#nationalgingerbreadhouseday

Today’s a perfect day to build a gingerbread house with your family. While you’re at it, talk to your kids about your family’s rules regarding underage drinking. Explore tips to start the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org
#nationalgingerbreadhouseday

The holiday season is here and so are parties. Talk to your children about your expectation that they do not drink alcoh...
12/07/2021

The holiday season is here and so are parties. Talk to your children about your expectation that they do not drink alcohol if they are under the age of 21. Explore ways to start the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org #talktheyhearyou

The holiday season is here and so are parties. Talk to your children about your expectation that they do not drink alcohol if they are under the age of 21. Explore ways to start the conversation at PreventItAlexandria.org #talktheyhearyou

Check out SAPCA's December 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3xWfBX3
12/06/2021

Check out SAPCA's December 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3xWfBX3

Check out SAPCA's December 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3xWfBX3

New month, new you! There’s no time like the present to start new habits and routines. Looking for help getting started?...
12/01/2021

New month, new you! There’s no time like the present to start new habits and routines. Looking for help getting started? Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to find information to support you in making healthy choices now and in the future.

New month, new you! There’s no time like the present to start new habits and routines. Looking for help getting started? Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to find information to support you in making healthy choices now and in the future.

Join us on December 9 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a virtual conversation featuring Alexandria’s youth voices. Hear directl...
11/30/2021

Join us 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 teens as they highlight what they need from adults to navigate life after the pandemic. Learn more and register at PreventItAlexandria.org

Join us 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 teens as they highlight what they need from adults to navigate life after the pandemic. Learn more and register at PreventItAlexandria.org

Dispose of unwanted or unused pills, liquids or other medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes that pr...
11/29/2021

Dispose of unwanted or unused pills, liquids or other medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes that provide year-round access to safe drug disposal for Alexandria residents. Learn more about safe disposal of medication at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Dispose of unwanted or unused pills, liquids or other medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes that provide year-round access to safe drug disposal for Alexandria residents. Learn more about safe disposal of medication at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. Chag Sameach to all who celebrate!
11/28/2021

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. Chag Sameach to all who celebrate!

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. Chag Sameach to all who celebrate!

Happy Thanksgiving! SAPCA wishes everyone a safe holiday. Learn about ways to celebrate safely at alexandriava.gov/coron...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! SAPCA wishes everyone a safe holiday. Learn about ways to celebrate safely at alexandriava.gov/coronavirus

Happy Thanksgiving! SAPCA wishes everyone a safe holiday. Learn about ways to celebrate safely at alexandriava.gov/coronavirus

Did you know that an adult who provides alcohol to persons under age 21 can be fined $2,500 for each young person provid...
11/19/2021

Did you know that an adult who provides alcohol to persons under age 21 can be fined $2,500 for each young person provided any alcoholic beverage, lose their driver's license for up to one year and spend up to a year in jail? Don't risk it! Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

Did you know that an adult who provides alcohol to persons under age 21 can be fined $2,500 for each young person provided any alcoholic beverage, lose their driver's license for up to one year and spend up to a year in jail? Don't risk it! Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

As the seasons change and #sweaterweather begins, make sure to put on a jacket when you go for a walk with a family memb...
11/18/2021

As the seasons change and #sweaterweather begins, make sure to put on a jacket when you go for a walk with a family member. Walks are great opportunities to discuss difficult topics such as family expectations and rules about substance use. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

As the seasons change and #sweaterweather begins, make sure to put on a jacket when you go for a walk with a family member. Walks are great opportunities to discuss difficult topics such as family expectations and rules about substance use. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

Join us on December 9 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a virtual conversation featuring Alexandria’s youth voices. Hear directl...
11/17/2021

Join us 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 teens as they highlight what they need from adults to navigate life after the pandemic. Learn more and register at PreventItAlexandria.org

Join us 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 teens as they highlight what they need from adults to navigate life after the pandemic. Learn more and register at PreventItAlexandria.org

Being a parent isn’t easy, but neither is being a teenager. Help your child get through the tough years by showing them ...
11/16/2021

Being a parent isn’t easy, but neither is being a teenager. Help your child get through the tough years by showing them healthy ways to manage stress. Need ideas? Visit alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=114384

Being a parent isn’t easy, but neither is being a teenager. Help your child get through the tough years by showing them healthy ways to manage stress. Need ideas? Visit alexandriava.gov/dchs/info/default.aspx?id=114384

There are many reasons to abstain from drinking alcohol. Did you know drinking alcohol lowers your immunity to the flu a...
11/13/2021

There are many reasons to abstain from drinking alcohol. Did you know drinking alcohol lowers your immunity to the flu and COVID-19? Stay healthy -- be substance free! Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

There are many reasons to abstain from drinking alcohol. Did you know drinking alcohol lowers your immunity to the flu and COVID-19? Stay healthy -- be substance free! Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org

The earlier you talk to your child about alcohol, the more likely they’ll hear you. Get started today. Need help? We’ve ...
11/12/2021

The earlier you talk to your child about alcohol, the more likely they’ll hear you. Get started today. Need help? We’ve got it at PreventItAlexandria.org

The earlier you talk to your child about alcohol, the more likely they’ll hear you. Get started today. Need help? We’ve got it at PreventItAlexandria.org

Check out SAPCA's November 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3o7Fizs
11/08/2021

Check out SAPCA's November 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3o7Fizs

Check out SAPCA's November 2021 newsletter here: conta.cc/3o7Fizs

Hey parents, you don’t have to know it all. Find answers to all your child’s questions about alcohol and other drugs at ...
11/08/2021

Hey parents, you don’t have to know it all. Find answers to all your child’s questions about alcohol and other drugs at PreventItAlexandria.org

Hey parents, you don’t have to know it all. Find answers to all your child’s questions about alcohol and other drugs at PreventItAlexandria.org

October 31 is the last day of Red Ribbon Week so if you haven’t had a chance, take the pledge today! Learn more at preve...
10/29/2021

October 31 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 #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

October 31 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 #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

Prescription and over-the-counter medication, such as cough and allergy medicine, can be misused if someone takes this m...
10/29/2021

Prescription and over-the-counter medication, such as cough and allergy medicine, can be misused 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

Prescription and over-the-counter medication, such as cough and allergy medicine, can be misused 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

Ma*****na is addictive and impacts many brain functions, including pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory an...
10/28/2021

Ma*****na is addictive and impacts many brain functions, including pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception, coordinated movement and judgement. Learn the truth about ma*****na at PreventItAlexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

Ma*****na is addictive and impacts many brain functions, including pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception, coordinated movement and judgement. Learn the truth about ma*****na at PreventItAlexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

ACT for Alexandria is now accepting applications for the #ACTYouthCouncil. Members will have the opportunity to build le...
10/28/2021

ACT for Alexandria is now accepting applications for the #ACTYouthCouncil. Members will have the opportunity to build leadership skills, make an impact in the community, and be PAID for their efforts! The deadline to apply is November 1. Please share this opportunity with high school aged youth in Alexandria. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org.

ACT for Alexandria is now accepting applications for the #ACTYouthCouncil. Members will have the opportunity to build leadership skills, make an impact in the community, and be PAID for their efforts! The deadline to apply is November 1. Please share this opportunity with high school aged youth in Alexandria. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org.

When prescription drugs are misused, they can become addictive and put you at risk for harmful health effects. Learn mor...
10/27/2021

When prescription drugs are misused, 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 medication misuse at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

When prescription drugs are misused, 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 medication misuse at preventitalexandria.org #RedRibbonWeek #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

There’s still time to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Will you be this ...
10/27/2021

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. #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

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. #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

Have you signed the #RedRibbonWeek pledge? Join families across the country who are pledging to help make their communit...
10/22/2021

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 #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

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 #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

Young people need support in the classroom, on the court, and in their social and personal lives. Help them succeed by h...
10/22/2021

Young people need support in the classroom, on the court, and in their social and personal lives. Help them succeed by having conversations with them about making smart decisions. Explore tips about how to have these conversations at preventItalexandria.org

Young people need support in the classroom, on the court, and in their social and personal lives. Help them succeed by having conversations with them about making smart decisions. Explore tips about how to have these conversations at preventItalexandria.org

Safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, t...
10/21/2021

Safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, this Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/124521

DON'T FORGET! National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, Oct. 23. Drop off unused or expired prescription medicines, including pet prescriptions.

Click the link for details on the drop-off locations & year-round drop boxes: alexandriava.gov/124690
#TakeBackDay #DMVTakeBack
Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA

Did you know that drinking alcohol during the teen years can interfere with healthy brain development and increase the r...
10/21/2021

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

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

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with SAPCA! Check out our #RedRibbonWeek newsletter to learn about ways to get involved: conta...
10/21/2021

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with SAPCA! Check out our #RedRibbonWeek newsletter to learn about ways to get involved: conta.cc/3CfBT7e #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with SAPCA! Check out our #RedRibbonWeek newsletter to learn about ways to get involved: conta.cc/3CfBT7e #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

It’s never a bad time to discuss the facts and consequences of underage drinking. Small conversations make big impressio...
10/21/2021

It’s never a bad time to discuss the facts and consequences of underage drinking. Small conversations make big impressions. Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to get tips for talking to your children and teens about alcohol and other drugs. #RedRibbonWeek

It’s never a bad time to discuss the facts and consequences of underage drinking. Small conversations make big impressions. Visit PreventItAlexandria.org to get tips for talking to your children and teens about alcohol and other drugs. #RedRibbonWeek

ACT for Alexandria is now accepting applications for the #ACTYouthCouncil. Members will have the opportunity to build le...
10/20/2021

ACT for Alexandria is now accepting applications for the #ACTYouthCouncil. Members will have the opportunity to build leadership skills, make an impact in the community, and be PAID for their efforts! The deadline to apply is November 1. Please share this opportunity with high school aged youth in Alexandria. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org.

ACT for Alexandria is now accepting applications for the #ACTYouthCouncil. Members will have the opportunity to build leadership skills, make an impact in the community, and be PAID for their efforts! The deadline to apply is November 1. Please share this opportunity with high school aged youth in Alexandria. Learn more at PreventItAlexandria.org.

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Last ...
10/20/2021

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek 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

#ACPS students are encouraged to enter the #RedRibbonWeek 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

Looking for ways to celebrate #RedRibbonWeek? Consider being an upstander, someone that stands up and acts when somethin...
10/19/2021

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 #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

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 #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

Safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, d...
10/18/2021

Safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 23. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/124521

Safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 23. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/124521

Some people try to use substances, such as alcohol, to deal with physical or emotional pain, but research has shown that...
10/18/2021

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

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

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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. #VolunteerAlex http://bit.ly/3omFCZc Want to help? Please consider donating to #VolunteerAlex 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. #VolunteerAlex http://bit.ly/3omFCZc Unable to volunteer? Please consider donating to #VolunteerAlex 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. #VolunteerAlex http://bit.ly/3omFCZc Unable to volunteer? Please consider donating to #VolunteerAlex https://volunteer-alexandria.square.site/
Read about AlexandriaVA.gov's new campaign to raise teen awareness of the dangers of e-cigarettes in the story below. T.C. Williams High School Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria
INFO :: Throughout December, the City of Alexandria is collaborating with local restaurants in this year’s Project Sticker Shock campaign, an annual youth-led initiative to educate adults about the serious penalties for providing alcohol to minors under 21 years old. The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) and Alexandria youth, who spearhead the campaign each year, are providing participating restaurants with window clings and bright warning stickers for delivery boxes. While the initial group of partners includes pizza restaurants because the delivery boxes easily facilitate the project stickers, any restaurants with suitable delivery packaging are encouraged to participate. Follow the link below for more details, and to view a list of participating restaurants.
It's #RedRibbonWeek and we are encouraging students to enter the annual poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card! Visit https://bit.ly/3lTjLb0 to learn how to enter. #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria
Take a stand against drugs during #RedRibbonWeek and every week! ACPS students are encouraged to enter the poster contest for their chance to win a $100 gift card. Learn more about the contest at https://bit.ly/2T6X06N. #BeHappy #BeBrave #BeDrugFree Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria ACPS Family and Community Engagement Center - ACPS FACE Center
INFO :: The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, an alliance of City and community partners, invites Alexandria youth to submit 30-60 second videos explaining why they don’t v**e. The videos will be used in a social media campaign to educate teens, parents and residents about the risks associated with e-cigarettes. Submissions are due by June 18. Follow the link below for more information about the project and how to submit a video. alexandriava.gov/115732
Congratulations, Allison! We love helping to build stronger families by being a part of #RedRibbonWeek with Alexandria City Public Schools, ACPS Family and Community Engagement Center - ACPS FACE Center and Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria!
The Alexandria Sheriff's Office joined the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria and other community and public safety partners for Project Sticker Shock to raise awareness about the dangers buying alcohol for those under 21. Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria