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The Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) provides community education and awareness, advocacy for prevention and treatment services, and parent and youth education to prevent substance use and promote wellness in the Roanoke Valley.  RAYSAC supports youth leadership and youth-based substance abuse prevention initiatives through the REAL Team, which is RAYSAC’s youth council. RAYSAC’s “signature events” include bi-annual valley-wide prescription drug take back events, the After Prom Grand Finale, Red Ribbon Week and the annual Legislative Roundtable.

Roanoke Valley Opioid and Heroin Abuse Statistics

RAYSAC Blog

Rx Take-Back (Twice a year)

Prescription Drug Task Force

Red Ribbon Week

After Prom Grand Finale 

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Upcoming events

    43% of Americans say relative or close friend has substance use issue

    RAYSAC collaborates with 5 localities – City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, City of Salem, Botetourt County and Craig County – to provide programs and resources to reduce substance abuse and create healthier communities.

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    Some of the success stories

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    “Because you are children, and you can understand it.”
    Mr. Dolphus Raymond, To Kill a Mockingbird

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    RAYSAC RADAR is a great way to stay up to date and informed about current information on drug trends, youth behaviors, and health issues facing our community.

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