Spring Fling in the Roanoke Valley

The Roanoke Valley is full of untapped resources for all ages; young and old! Help find your ‘natural high’ in your own way through some of these activities. Go out and see what Roanoke has to offer! Community Fun Hiking: McAfee Knob, Sharp Top, Tinker Cliffs, and...
Gabapentin: What You Need to Know!

Gabapentin: What You Need to Know!

What is it? Approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy and neuropathy, nerve pain, but is being prescribed for off label purposes; such as insomnia and anxiety. It is a schedule VI, which means it is not labeled as a controlled substance. Considered non-addictive Not an...
Helping Your Teen Cope with Stress

Helping Your Teen Cope with Stress

Stress is a normal part of life for everyone.  It’s the body’s way of responding to any kind of demand and can be healthy or unhealthy depending on how it is managed.  Teens have their own sources of stress that adults may not always recognize or...

Red Ribbon Week is October 21st – 27th

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October each year. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug...
Juuling: A Teen’s Perspective

Juuling: A Teen’s Perspective

This month’s RAYSAC Radar is written by Zoe Farmer, a local high school student and member of RAYSAC Empowered Activist Leaders (R.E.AL. Team). An alarming new trend known as Juuling has made its way into the hands and health of teens in the Roanoke Valley and across...