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2021 Red Ribbon Week Student and School Contest Award Winners

2021 Red Ribbon Week Student and School Contest Award Winners

RAYSAC would like to congratulate all of the 2021 Red Ribbon Week Student and School Award Winners! We had several submissions for the media contest from all over the valley, and some great talent! As always, our valley area schools rose to the occassion, and blew us...

Seven Fun Ways to Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

Seven Fun Ways to Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up very soon! We are excited for all the turkey, stuffing, vegetables, casseroles, cranberry sauce, and of course the pumpkin pie. But don't forget the attitude behind this holiday. We celebrate Thanksgiving to show gratitude for all the good...

DEA Warns of Deadly Fake Pills

DEA Warns of Deadly Fake Pills

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has seized more than 9.5 million deadly fake pills so far in 2021, according to a September public safety alert. These pills are manufactured by criminal networks and sold illegally on the black market, often through social...

M.A.D.D. shares Red Ribbon Week Resources for Children and Parents

M.A.D.D. shares Red Ribbon Week Resources for Children and Parents

Did you know? Teens who start drinking at ages 15 or 16 are six times more likely to become alcohol dependent than adults who started drinking after age 21. 1 in 4 car crashes with teenagers involve an underage drunk driver Teen drinking kills about 4,300 people each...

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

February is African American History Month. The original proclamation for African American History Month was issued by President Gerald Ford in 19762. From Rosa Parks to Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama, African...

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Teenage years can be an exciting time for growth and learning, but it can also be one of the most difficult. As they try to find their place in the world, they face pressures of changing times, changing norms, and never ending peer pressure. It is often at this time...

The Holidays and Grief

The Holidays and Grief

The holiday season is often an exciting and joyous time of the year; but for some it serves as a reminder of those loved ones who are no longer around. Grief is a powerful emotion that can wreak havoc in our everyday lives; causing anger, frustration, depression, and...

Video Games and Substance Use

Video Games and Substance Use

October brought us costumes, candy, pumpkins, and fall fun. November brings thankfulness and the start of our holiday season. Our Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa lists start to fill with gifts to buy for our family, friends, or even oneself. One of the most asked for...

Partners

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare  |  Botetourt County Public Schools  |  Botetourt Prevention Coalition  |  Casa Latina  |  City of Roanoke  |  Craig County Public Schools  |  Craig Prevention Planning Team  |  DownHome Pharmacy  |  Drug Enforcement Administration  |  Family Services of Roanoke Valley  |  Goodwill Youth HQ  |  Intercept Health  |  Local Office on Aging  |  Market Street Pharmacy  |  MiBr  |  Mount Regis Center  |  mpiTOO  |  Office of the Attorney General  |  Prevention Council of Roanoke County  | Radford Carilion Student Nurse Organization  |  Roanoke City Public Schools  |  Roanoke County Public Schools  |  Roanoke Police Department  |  Roanoke Prevention Alliance  |  Roanoke Valley Collective Response  |  Salem Prevention Planning Team  |  Salem Public Schools  | Thrive by Heart  |  Virginia Department of Health  |  Western Virginia Water Authority  |  YALE Program at TAP  |  Youth Haven  |  YOVASO

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: raysacorg@gmail.com

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