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

Georgianna Dolan-Reilly: Coalition Member Spotlight | 10/01/2023

This quarter’s coalition member spotlight is on Georgianna Dolan-Reilly, LMSW. Georgianna has been a Community Development Specialist at the Long Island Prevention Resource Center since 2014. She and her team
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Volunteers Needed for 2023-2024 Pulaski Program | 09/15/2023

CAP is seeking community volunteers to help teach its 2023-2024 Too Good for Drugs Prevention Program to fifth and sixth grade students at Pulaski Street Intermediate School. The Too Good
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CAP Social Worker Career Opportunity | 08/03/2023

Riverhead CAP has an exciting career opportunity for a school-based social worker. CAP is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit. We serve the economically and ethnically diverse schools and communities that
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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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