Working together to
prevent and reduce substance abuse
in Chesterfield County

What’s New


Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is a time when charities, families, businesses, the community, and students come together to give generously to the causes that are near and dear to their hearts.

Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc. (SAFE), is a nonprofit substance abuse prevention coalition whose mission is to engage our community in working together to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth and families.

In 2017, we collaborated to reduce opioid and heroin overdoses in our community, we advocated to keep marijuana out of the hands of our children, and we ran an expansive media campaign to change young adult behaviors around drinking and driving.

Your donation to SAFE will allow us to continue our important work in 2018. A tax deductible donation will enable us to distribute:

5,000 Use You Lose Bags to 5th grade students while educating them about the dangers of drug use;
10,000 Opioid and Heroin Treatment Resource cards directing those with substance use disorders to available help in the community;
2,000 Social media posts and mass media spots aired to prevent alcohol related crashes on our roadways;
17,400 pounds of prescription medication collected from regularly scheduled medication take back events.

We are excited about the future of SAFE and encourage you to be one of our many community partners by donating to us this #GivingTuesday. Thank you for making a difference by helping us continue drug prevention in Virginia.


“When it comes down to it, education is important, but attitude and the people you surround yourself with makes the most difference. I have been lucky to surround myself with positive influences and advocates for a drug free lifestyle. Continue to talk to us, we are listening!” Clara P., SAFE youth volunteer

2017 Prevention Needs Assessment Survey

To view the survey, please click here.

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

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. As of November 2017, naloxone is officially stocked in EVERY Walgreens Pharmacy in Virginia, and is available without a prescription.