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

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week! 

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Call for Nominations: SAPCA Officers and Board Members

SAPCA invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit nomination applications to serve as officers and members of the Board for SAPCA. Nominations should be submitted using this form. The deadline to submit your nomination application is Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. SAPCA's Board of Directors, which includes its officers, meets monthly. The meetings are in the evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Nominations are sought for the following positions:

  • Four officer positions - Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (each with a two year term, January 2021-2023).
  • Five members of the Board of Directors (each with a two-year term, January 2021-2023). At least one member must be a youth.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominees must be members in good standing with SAPCA.
  2. Nominees may be adults or Alexandria middle and high school students (public or private grades 6-12).

Safely Dispose of Unused or Expired Medication From Home

From October 1 – 31, SAFE Project US and the creators of the Deterra Drug Deactivation System are teaming up to provide safe at-home drug disposal. Click here to request a free Large Deterra Pouch to permanently dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication at home.

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.


Click here to become a member of SAPCA


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:





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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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   2017 Annual Report Page 2

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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