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

Sgt. Sean P. Cassidy to Lead 33rd Annual CAP March on June 1st | 05/22/2018

Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) will sponsor its 33rd Annual Say NO to Drugs March on Friday, June 1, 2018. Sgt. Sean P. Cassidy from the
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Riverhead Community Coalition Receives Coalition of Excellence Award at National Leadership Forum | 02/13/2018

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth was awarded the Coalition of Excellence Award for Short-Term Outcomes at CADCA’s 28th Annual National Leadership Forum.
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Riverhead CAP to Host Sixth Annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser on Thursday, March 15th | 01/08/2018

Riverhead CAP will be hosting our Sixth Annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the All Star in Riverhead. This is a great opportunity for community members to
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Upcoming Events

June 01

33rd Annual Say NO To Drugs March

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) will sponsor its 33rd Annual Say
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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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