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

Spring Sector Spotlight: Riverhead Police Department | 05/08/2020

Riverhead Police Department is the focus of Spring’s Sector Spotlight. The department serves the Town of Riverhead, protecting over 33,000 residents and covering 67 square miles. This law enforcement sector
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Christine Tona is April’s Coalition Member of the Month | 04/10/2020

Christine Tona is April’s Coalition Member of the Month, representing our school sector. Christine has been working in the education field for 29 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in
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Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser Postponed | 03/13/2020

Out of an abundance of caution, and concern for the health and well-being of our community members and supporters, Riverhead CAP is postponing our Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser. We are currently
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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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