Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA)
The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act Grant funded by SAMHSA was awarded to SAFE in June 2018. With this grant, we target 12 to 18-year-olds to educate youth on the dangers of opioid abuse/misuse and to reduce underage opioid use. The two strategies under this grant are the Opioid Abuse/Misuse Video PSA and the Stay Smart Assembly. The video PSA is a youth-created project to air on TV, digital streaming platforms, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. The Stay Smart Assembly is a 6th grade assembly in Chesterfield County Public Schools to raise awareness and understanding of opioid addiction and other drugs.