Working together to
prevent and reduce substance abuse
in Chesterfield County


What’s New

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!  

There are many community resources that can provide help if you, your child or a friend has a substance abuse problem.  If you’re a teen, maybe you’re concerned about how to help a friend. Maybe the problem is your parent.  There is help available! 

 


2nd Annual Kick Butts Day Poster Contest Voting Now Open!

Online voting has been closed due to technical difficulties. A panel of judges from the SAFE TNT will determine contest winners.  All finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony.

To vote please visit our Tobacco And Nicotine Task Force page.


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 Attorney 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.