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

Social Media Contest to Increase Awareness, Decrease DWI During Holidays | 11/26/2016

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth will launch its Let’s Keep Riverhead Safe Campaign against DWI Saturday, November 26, 2016 with a social media contest. Despite the
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October Medication Take-Back Events Net 423 Pounds of Drugs | 11/02/2016

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth and its community partners collected 423 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication during three different take-back events between October 15th
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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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Upcoming Events

December 08

December Coalition Meeting


January 05

Pulaski Street School Prevention/Education Program 6th Grade Lesson 3

Early Morning Group 9:15-10:15; Late Morning Group 10:50-11:50


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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