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

Two Medication Take Back Events on October 26th | 10/11/2019

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting two Medication Take Back events on October 26th. The events will allow community members to safely dispose of their expired,
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Tracy Kolsin is October’s Coalition Member of the Month | 10/01/2019

Tracy Kolsin is October’s Coalition Member of the Month, representing our Youth-Serving Sector since 2012. Tracy is the Assistant Director of the Southampton Town Youth Bureau. He has a BA
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Back to School Means It’s Time to Talk | 09/10/2019

Back to school means it’s time to talk to your kids (again) about the risks of drug and alcohol use. One of the most influential factors during a child’s adolescence
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Upcoming Events

October 26

October 26th Medication Take Back Event at STOP Day

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting a
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October 26

18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at PBMC

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting a
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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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Volunteer

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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