Prevention begins with awareness achieved through community outreach and education, media campaigns, and speaking events.
Prevention continues with building skills and providing support achieved through implementing evidence-based programs, prevention counseling, advocacy, broad-based coalition building, alcohol and drug-free activities, and cultural competency.
Prevention is most effective when we change community conditions that contribute to underage drinking and drug use. We achieve this by reducing access to alcohol and illegal dugs through community partnerships and initiatives, policy change, and enforcement.

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1979 by volunteers to address growing problems caused by alcohol and other drugs within the Riverhead schools and community. Today, CAP is the major provider of drug and alcohol prevention, counseling and community coalition services in the Riverhead Central School District and community.

In the News

NYS OASAS Commissioner Launches Governor’s Statewide Talk2Prevent Campaign at Riverhead HS | 06/05/2016

On May 9, 2016 the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)  launched the latest phase of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Talk2Prevent education campaign at
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Officer Byron Perez to Lead CAP March on June 10th | 06/05/2016

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) will sponsor its 31st Annual Say NO to Drugs March on Friday, June 10, 2016. Riverhead Police Officer Byron Perez is this year’s honored
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Spring Take Back Events Net 243 Pounds of Drugs | 06/05/2016

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth collected 243 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at two recent Spring Take Back Events. At the Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC)
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Upcoming Events

October 15

Medication Take Back at Riverhead STOP Day

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth in partnership with
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October 22

DEA National Drug Take Back Day at PBMC Northwell

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth in partnership with
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Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) does not charge for our services, but we depend on the generous support from our friends and neighbors to meet the growing need for drug and alcohol prevention and school-based counseling programs in the Riverhead community. Please consider making a donation by clicking on the button below. Thank you.
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Since 1982, CAP Volunteers have provided the CAP Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education Program (Life Skills) for 5th and 6th grade  students at Pulaski Street Elementary School. CAP currently needs adult Volunteers to help teach our Pulaski Street School Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. No experience is necessary! Free education and training provided.

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