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

Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth Receives National Substance Abuse Prevention Award | 11/29/2017

Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth received the Coalition of Excellence Award for Short-Term Outcomes from CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention
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Generation Rx at Riverhead Middle School and Parent Survey | 11/20/2017

On Monday and Tuesday, November 20th and 21st, Riverhead CAP conducted Generation Rx medication safety presentations for all Riverhead Middle School students. Following the presentations, students are asking their parents
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Summer Medication Take Back Days | 08/23/2017

On August 3, 2017, the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth and Riverhead Police Department collected 95 lbs. of unwanted, unused, and expired medication during their annual Senior
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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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Volunteer

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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