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2nd Annual Kick Butts Day Poster Contest!

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders and health advocates. For more information and how to enter, please visit our Tobacco And Nicotine Task Force page.

Rally Day 2017 January 25th

 SAFE, along  with Community Coalition of Virginia partners and the Fraternal Order of Police, spent a day sharing our support and concerns with Virginia Senators and Delegates regarding bills related to prescription drugs, heroin, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco. Below are pictures of guest speakers at the FOP meeting in the morning and at the evening reception.  Click here for more information on the Virginia Assembly.






































NIDA’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week – January 23-29, 2017

This week-long observance will bring together teens and scientific experts in communities across the globe to discuss facts about drug and alcohol abuse.  National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is a NIDA initiative that encourages community-based events where teens ask questions of addiction and use NIDA’s FREE educational materials. Events can be sponsored by a variety of organizations, including schools, community groups, sports clubs, book clubs, and local hospitals.   Click here for more information.

SAFE is working with VA ABC, Chesterfield County Police and Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development to make sure store clerks are following the law when it comes to alcohol sales.

The Office of Atcommunity-services-medication-take-back-001-1torney General has secured a donation of 80,000 drug deactivation kits. These kits are available NOW at the following locations, including:

Chesterfield Health Dept.
Reception Desk
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield, VA 23803

Chesterfield County Police Dept. Substation
2730 Hicks Road
Chesterfield, VA 23235

A Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk is available at Walgreens Pharmacy
4201 Meadowdale Blvd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
Open 24 hours

SAFE, Virginia Department of Health and Chesterfield County Police Department are working to obtain another 3,500 of these drug deactivation kits in order to distribute them in the community. Click here to read more about the press release and more about the kits themselves.


As of December 21, 2016, naloxone, a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, is now available at all Walgreens Pharmacy locations in Virginia without a prescription. Click here to read more about the announcement that affects 33 states and Washington, D.C.

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Meeting Thursday November 3rd.   We had the privilege of hearing the Honorable Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security  speak as well as Laurie Petitt.

Awards were given to:

Media Champion – NBC12 Creative

21st Century Award – The Chesterfield Observer


Sharyl W. Adams Award – Dr. Glen Miller




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