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.

Keep It 360 Peer Advocate applications are open! Peer Advocates will deliver presentations, create social media content,...
02/19/2021

Keep It 360 Peer Advocate applications are open! Peer Advocates will deliver presentations, create social media content, and collaborate with local organizations on topics of sexual and reproductive health, sexual assault prevention, healthy relationships, and substance abuse prevention. The deadline to apply is March 7 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/acap

Between 2013 and 2019, teen alcohol use in Alexandria decreased 30%, a trend to get behind. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca...
02/19/2021

Between 2013 and 2019, teen alcohol use in Alexandria decreased 30%, a trend to get behind. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca for tips on talking to children and teens about healthy decision-making.

Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA
02/19/2021

Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

Paying for college can be an expensive endeavor, especially for those who are DACA or TPS recipients, asylum seekers or undocumented. TheDream.US's renewable National Scholarship covers tuition and fees up to $16,500 for an associate degree and $33,000 for bachelor's at a partner college to eligible immigrant students who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2020; applications are due February 25. Get information on eligibility and how to apply and learn more about other resources for immigrants and refugees at alexandriava.gov/115625. Access in Spanish at alexandriava.gov/115625#lang=es.

Join the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) on  February 22 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for a virtual conver...
02/19/2021

Join the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) on February 22 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for a virtual conversation about the journey through grief. Participants will learn about a variety of resources to help children, adults, and families navigate the grief process. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to learn more and register.

Do you know the protective factors that can decrease the chances for violence in a relationship? Learn about tools and r...
02/11/2021

Do you know the protective factors that can decrease the chances for violence in a relationship? Learn about tools and resources to help reduce or diminish risk and strengthen protective factors: alexandriava.gov/SexualViolence#PreventionEducationandAwareness.

Do you know the early warning signs of dating violence? Learn about behaviors that could indicate you or a loved one is ...
02/10/2021

Do you know the early warning signs of dating violence? Learn about behaviors that could indicate you or a loved one is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship at alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence#DatingViolence.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and today is Wear Orange Day. Wear orange to help raise awareness and e...
02/09/2021

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and today is Wear Orange Day. Wear orange to help raise awareness and encourage others to learn how to stop dating abuse before it starts. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/120188.

Alexandria teens are invited to join Project Success for a series of interactive workshops on topics about safer sex, de...
02/08/2021

Alexandria teens are invited to join Project Success for a series of interactive workshops on topics about safer sex, decision-making, and financial literacy. For more information and to register, contact Everette Mitchell at [email protected]

02/05/2021
Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

Read about how DCHS is focusing on the mental health of youth during the pandemic in an Alexandria Times article at alextimes.com/2021/02/mental-health-during-covid-19. For info on how to access a license for the online mental health tool mentioned, visit alexandriava.gov/120070.

Each February, youth, young adults and their loved ones join together to raise awareness about teen dating violence. To ...
02/05/2021

Each February, youth, young adults and their loved ones join together to raise awareness about teen dating violence. To show support for healthy relationships, the Domestic Violence Program encourages individuals to wear orange on February 9. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence

Check out SAPCA's February newsletter for information about our work, community announcements and COVID-19 resources: ht...
02/03/2021

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

Prescription and over-the-counter medication abuse can cause addiction and harmful health effects. Learn how to safely d...
01/30/2021

Prescription and over-the-counter medication abuse can cause addiction and harmful health effects. Learn how to safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria at alexandriava.gov/118204.

The City of Alexandria is offering access to an online training resource for adults and youth that uses simulation and r...
01/29/2021

The City of Alexandria is offering access to an online training resource for adults and youth that uses simulation and role-play conversations to help individuals gain skills in recognizing students in mental distress and initiate conversations about mental health. The resources is helpful for local residents and organizations looking to understand suicide prevention and assist youth affected by mental illness. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/120070.

In 2020, the City of Alexandria collected 1,027 pounds of unused and expired medication. Learn how to safely dispose of ...
01/29/2021

In 2020, the City of Alexandria collected 1,027 pounds of unused and expired medication. Learn how to safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Prescription and over-the-counter medication can be abused if someone takes this medication in ways not intended by a do...
01/28/2021

Prescription and over-the-counter medication can be abused if someone takes this medication in ways not intended by a doctor or for fun. Learn how to safely dispose of medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Alexandria teens are invited to participate in free virtual workshops hosted by T.C. Williams High School students on Ja...
01/27/2021

Alexandria teens are invited to participate in free virtual workshops hosted by T.C. Williams High School students on January 30 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to register for these workshops in advance.

Still looking for a New Year's Resolution? Resolve to clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of unwanted, un...
01/27/2021

Still looking for a New Year's Resolution? Resolve to clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/118204.

When prescription drugs are abused, they can become addictive and put you at risk for harmful health effects. Learn how ...
01/26/2021

When prescription drugs are abused, they can become addictive and put you at risk for harmful health effects. Learn how to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxes in Alexandria at alexandriava.gov/118204.

Dispose of unwanted, unused or expired pills, liquids or other medication at one of three permanent medication drop boxe...
01/25/2021

Dispose of unwanted, unused or expired 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.

Alexandria teens are invited to participate in free virtual workshops hosted by T.C. Williams High School students on Ja...
01/19/2021

Alexandria teens are invited to participate in free virtual workshops hosted by T.C. Williams High School students on January 30 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visit alexandriava.gov/sapca to register for these workshops in advance.

01/17/2021
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Did you know that 30% of teens that use e-cigarettes will start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within six months? Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how you can join our vaping prevention campaign at alexandriava.gov/SAPCA.

01/17/2021
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Free resources are available to support youth to quit using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how to join our vaping prevention campaign at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

01/16/2021
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Nicotine found in e-cigarettes causes harm to many organs in the body, including the brain, lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract and joints. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how to join our vaping prevention campaign at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

WDVM featured SAPCA's vaping prevention social media campaign in a January 13 segment. Watch the segment at localdvm.com...
01/15/2021
Alexandria launches anti-vaping campaign featuring videos created by students

WDVM featured SAPCA's vaping prevention social media campaign in a January 13 segment. Watch the segment at localdvm.com/news/virginia/alexandria-launches-anti-vaping-campaign-featuring-videos-created-by-students. Learn more about the campaign at alexandriava.gov/SAPCA.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The City of Alexandria teamed up with the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) to launch a social media campaign against the use of vapes and e-…

01/15/2021
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E-cigarettes produce an aerosol that contains thousands of harmful chemicals. The user inhales this aerosol into their lungs. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how to join our vaping prevention campaign at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

01/14/2021
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Did you know most e-cigarettes contain nicotine? If teens are exposed to nicotine while the brain is still developing, they are more likely to develop an addiction. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how to join our vaping prevention campaign at alexandriava.gov/sapca.

01/13/2021
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Most teens in Alexandria are not using e-cigarettes, a trend to get behind. In 2016, 7.5% of 10th and 6% of 8th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how to join our vaping prevention campaign at PreventItAlexandria.org.

01/12/2021
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Even though it might not seem like it, children and teens hear you when you talk to them about vaping. Educate yourself and others about the risks and encourage youth to stay substance free. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks. Learn more facts about vaping and how to join our vaping prevention campaign at PreventItAlexandria.org.

01/11/2021
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Today, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) is launching a social media campaign featuring short videos made by Alexandria teens to raise awareness about the dangers of using e-cigarettes and inspire youth to stay substance free. Learn why our youth don’t vape in the video below and share this video and why you don’t vape with your network--and tag three others to do the same! View more videos and access sample media posts at PreventItAlexandria.org.

Check out SAPCA's January newsletter for information about our work, community announcements and COVID-19 resources:  ht...
01/04/2021

Check out SAPCA's January newsletter for information about our work, community announcements and COVID-19 resources: https://conta.cc/2WZPPze

Holidays may be stressful due to anxieties about safety and what the future may bring. Although the season can be challe...
12/31/2020

Holidays may be stressful due to anxieties about safety and what the future may bring. Although the season can be challenging, there are ways to cope and have meaningful moments with our loved ones. Learn more: http://alexandriava.gov/100866.

Ordering out tonight? Join the City and local Alexandria restaurants in support of Project Sticker Shock, an annual camp...
12/18/2020

Ordering out tonight? Join the City and local Alexandria restaurants in support of Project Sticker Shock, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the legal consequences of providing alcohol to individuals under the age of 21. Get a list of participating restaurants at healthieralexandria.org/sapca. Take a picture of stickered delivery box or bag and share it on social media!

ALIVE! will distribute food at two drive-through sites on Saturday, December 19, 8:30-10:30 a.m., in the parking lots of...
12/17/2020

ALIVE! will distribute food at two drive-through sites on Saturday, December 19, 8:30-10:30 a.m., in the parking lots of Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave.) and parking lot B-1 of Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus (3320 Bisdorf Drive). Drive-through encouraged whenever possible for contactless distribution. Walk-ups are welcome and should maintain 6 feet social distance, wear a face mask, and bring carts or bags to carry food home. For the latest information on ALIVE! food distributions, visit alive-inc.org. Learn more about other resources for food assistance at alexandriava.gov/115053.

SAPCA recognizes and thanks Quattro Formaggi Italian Restaurant for participating in the Project Sticker Shock campaign ...
12/17/2020

SAPCA recognizes and thanks Quattro Formaggi Italian Restaurant for participating in the Project Sticker Shock campaign and supporting efforts to prevent youth alcohol access in our community. This campaign reminds adults of the legal penalties of providing alcohol to individuals under age 21. Learn more about Project Sticker Shock here: alexandriava.gov/119302.

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