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Check out SAPCA's October newsletter for information about our work, community announcements and upcoming events, and COVID-19 resources.  

    FDA warns about serious problems with high doses of the allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death. There are several reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the “Benadryl Challenge” encouraged in videos posted on the social media application TikTok.


    Learn about the important role parents and other caring adults play in preventing substance use here.


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    View a summary of the latest results from the Profile of Student Life Survey (Developmental Assets) conducted in 2019. The full report can be found here.

    Check out this spotlight of our 2019 Project Sticker Shock!

    During this annual event, teams of youth and adults place bright warning stickers on multi-packs of beer and other alcohol products in Alexandria stores



    E-Cigarettes & JUUL: What Schools and Parents Should Know



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    Learn more about Virginia's new Tobacco 21 legislation, effective July 1, 2019!

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    Click here to learn what retailers need to know about Tobacco 21.

    Nationwide, less than a quarter of high school seniors report drinking alcohol -- and in Alexandria, that number is lower. Learn more about this Trend To Get Behind:





    PWH Poster 2018

    Learn more about Virginia Drinking Laws here.


    Interested in learning more about opioids? Click on the links below: 
    Flyer in English 
    Folleto en Español 


    Visit KNOW the RxSK to learn more about safe opioid use, the risks of prescription drug misuse and the importance of proper disposal. 

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    This website features information about opioids, what opioid addiction “looks like,” where to get help across the region,  how to sign up for a REVIVE! class and locations to safely dispose of unused or expired opioid medications.

    SAPCA 2017 Annual Report

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    Interested in volunteering with SAPCA?

    Check out our volunteer opportunities. Contact Emma Beall at emma.beall@alexandriava.gov if you would like to volunteer.

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