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Preventing Underage Drinking: Experts Suggest Holidng Honest Conversations, By Marilyn Campbell, 12/08/16 Alexandria Gazette (pg 22)

Alexandria Police Collect Unwanted Prescriptions, By Kathy Steward, 10/22/16, WTOP


Alexandria's After School Programs Evade Teens, Study Finds, By David Sachs, 3/29/12, Alexandria Times

Alexandria Teens Kick Off Operation Sticker Shock, By Sharon McLoone, 10/26/11, Old Town Alexandria Patch

Va. students target adults who supply teens with alcohol, By Sunlen Miller, 10/23/11, WJLA Channel 7

Alexandria’s “Sticker Shock” Highlights Risks And Consequences Of Giving Alcohol To Minors, 10/23/11, Alexandria News 

Youth Mappers Seek Out Services, Poll Opinions, By Jan Schrader, 08/31/11, DCHS e newsletter

Youth Mappers Set Sights on East End, By Drew Hansen, 07/15/11, Del Ray Patch 

Alexandria YouthMapping Covers City’s East End - By Alex Hampl, 07/13/11, Alexandria News

Alcohol Stings Net Seven Arrests – Store Clerks Charged with Underage Sales – By Derrick Perkins, 06/30/11, Alexandria Times 

New law should sop up parent-sponsored underage drinking parties – Op-ed piece by Allen Lomax, 06/30/11, Alexandria Times

Sticker Shock - By Jon Arundel, 10/27,10, Local Kicks

Pathways To Redemption: Two Athletes’ Stories Of Substance Abuse And Recovery - ByAndrew Luther, 10/01/10, Alexandria News

Charting the Future - By Austin Danforth, 7/8/10, Alexandria Times 

Youth Mappers Chart Opportunities, Resources for Young People in the West End, FYI Alexandria, July Edition

My View|Allen Lomax - By Allen Lomax, 6/30/10, Alexandria Times  

Community of Concern Dinner (10/22)

More than 150 tenth grade T.C. Williams students and parents attended a Community of Concern Dinner sponsored by the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA), T.C. Williams, and the Community of Concern (COC). Adults and youth engaged in conversations about the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs, and how to keep young people drug free. Parents can learn more by taking a brief on-line course using the COC's "Online Parent's Guide" - a virtual classroom created just for parents, by students, parents, and experts. SAPCA and T.C. Williams will sponsor parent/student substance abuse prevention activities throughout the school year.

Successful Sticker Shock Launch (10/10)

Teams of youth and adults from Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Fauquier counties and the City of Alexandria joined forces on October 10 to launch the first Northern Virginia regional Sticker Shock campaign, a youth-led initiative to educate adults who might be tempted to purchase alcohol legally and provide it to minors.

The event was covered by WJLA, Channel 8, the Alexandria News, Join Together, and the Community Anti-Drug Campaign of America's (CADCA's) newsletter.