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

COVID-19 Generates Innovative Prevention Strategies | 07/01/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to re-evaluate their business model, and Riverhead CAP is no exception. As a result, CAP staff and coalition partners successfully implemented innovative approaches
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Class of 2020 Healthy Choices Sticker Campaign | 06/16/2020

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) is launching its Class of 2020 Healthy Choices Sticker Campaign. Summer is here, and CAP is encouraging graduates to celebrate safely and avoid the
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Riverhead Youth Coalition Seniors are June’s Members of the Month | 06/03/2020

Riverhead Youth Coalition’s graduating Seniors are June’s Members of the Month. This year’s Seniors are the founding members of the Riverhead Youth Coalition (RYC). The group was established in 2015
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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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