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 CAP Chipotle Fundraiser October 27th | 10/21/2016

Riverhead Chipotle will be hosting a fundraiser for us on Thursday, October 27th. Please give your support by participating in the Riverhead CAP Chipotle Fundraiser from 4 PM to 8
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Two Medication Take Back Events Set for October 22nd | 10/14/2016

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting two more opportunities for you to safely dispose of your medication on Saturday, October 22nd. The first will take
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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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Upcoming Events

October 27

Riverhead CAP Chipotle Fundraiser

Please give your support by participating in the Riverhead CAP Chipotle Fundraiser
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November 10

November Coalition Meeting

During our November coalition meeting, we’ll have a special presentation by Kelli Keck
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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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