Programs & Activities

Steering Committee

A group of community members, partners, and stakeholders who have joined RAYSAC to actively participate in community prevention efforts.


The RAYSAC Empowered Activist Leaders Team consists of local high school youth and focuses on building a stronger foundation of youth participation in the community by helping to decrease youth substance abuse.

DEA National Drug Take Back

RAYSAC helps raise community awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse and supports proper disposal of unwanted medications.

Red Ribbon Week

A National coordination of drug prevention awareness activities in the Roanoke Valley every October.

Legislator's Roundtable

Discussion focused on Virginia laws and policies that may give communities new tools to address current substance abuse issues. 

Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition

RAYSAC is a group of concerned citizens striving to keep the youth and young adults of the Roanoke Valley informed, educated and aware so that they can make healthy decisions surrounding alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Contact Us

Address: P.O. Box 13543, Roanoke, VA 24035  |  Phone: 540.982.1427  |  Email: