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

Maximilian Solarz is July’s Coalition Member of the Month | 07/03/2019

Maximilian Solarz is July’s Coalition Member of the Month, representing our Youth Sector since 2016. Maximilian is a 16 year-old junior at Riverhead High School. He serves as the Youth Sector Chair
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Viktoria Skobodzinski is June’s Coalition Member of the Month | 06/03/2019

Viktoria Skobodzinski is June’s Coalition Member of the Month, representing our Youth Sector since 2016. Viktoria is a 16 year-old sophomore at Riverhead High School. In her spare time, she likes
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Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. to Lead 2019 Say NO to Drugs March | 05/29/2019

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) will sponsor its 34th Annual Say NO to Drugs March on June 7, 2019. Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. will be the honored
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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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