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

Riverhead Peacemakers Receive United for Kindness Award | 05/07/2019

The Riverhead Peacemakers will receive the United for Kindness Award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on May 22, 2019 at PACER’s National Unity Awards ceremony. According to PACER’s, this award
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Meet May’s Coalition Member of the Month: TSgt Carissa Siry | 05/06/2019

May’s Coalition Member of the Month is TSgt Carissa Siry, representing our Government Sector since 2016. TSgt Siry is a Civil Operations Specialist with the New York National Guard Counterdrug
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DEA 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at PBMC in Riverhead | 04/23/2019

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting an event in conjunction with the DEA’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, April 27th, community
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Upcoming Events

June 07

34th Annual Say NO To Drugs March

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) will sponsor its 34th Annual Say
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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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