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

Coalition Spotlight: Peer Leadership Senior Class | 06/27/2024

This quarter, we’re spotlighting the CAP Peer Leadership senior class. The Class of 2024 consists of 15 outstanding peer leaders, each making remarkable and positive impacts within the Riverhead community.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Sue Wicks to Lead CAP March | 05/29/2024

Basketball legend and Hall of Famer Sue Wicks will lead Riverhead CAP’s 37th Annual Say NO to Drugs March. The event will take place on Friday, June 7th. A Long
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Coalition Spotlight: RYC Senior Class | 04/22/2024

This quarter’s coalition spotlight is on the Riverhead Youth Coalition (RYC) senior class. The RYC senior class consists of 12 students, who have each made unique and positive contributions to
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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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