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RAYSAC Presents: What does Everyone Need to Know About Fentanyl?

RAYSAC Presents: What does Everyone Need to Know About Fentanyl?

These printable handouts are available now by saving from this post and printing them yourself, or contacting raysacorg@gmail.com with a request to have them printed and delivered to you, absolutely free. Help us get the word out about this rising trend in Fentanyl...

The Ripple Effects of Opioid Misuse

The Ripple Effects of Opioid Misuse

Extended Impacts of Opioid Misuse We often talk about how things like addiction, stigma, or life-threatening overdose can harm a person with an opioid use disorder. Opioid addiction also affects people who are not currently misusing any substances, but who know...

Conversations About Prescription Painkillers

Conversations About Prescription Painkillers

Opioids are a class of strong, pain-relieving drugs. The term "opioid" comes from the word opium, a substance derived from the poppy plant. Opioids are very addictive and can lead to illness, overdose, and death if misused. Even so, opioids do have a...

RAYSAC launches new campaign to promote proper medication disposal

RAYSAC launches new campaign to promote proper medication disposal

RAYSAC, in partnership with the Western Virginia Water Authority, Franklin County FRESH Coalition, and the Prevention Council of Roanoke County, are proud to present two new commercials coming to a television, phone, or tablet near you! Look out for our new series of...

What Everyone Should Know About the Risks of Speedballs

What Everyone Should Know About the Risks of Speedballs

Mixing opioids and stimulants increases their risks. Recent research is showing that opioid misuse often involves other kinds of substance misuse as well. In a recent study, researchers examined surveys from over 15,000 people across the United States who were...

Safe Medicine Disposal – A Prescription for Success

Safe Medicine Disposal – A Prescription for Success

This spring, remember to clean out any unused and expired medications. Any medications can become a health hazard if they are left unsecured in the home. In some cases, prescriptions might be taken by someone to whom they were not prescribed. In other cases, someone...

Fentanyl: Facts for the Digital World

Fentanyl: Facts for the Digital World

You may have seen some recent articles on the RAYSAC News page about fentanyl, but what exactly is fentanyl?Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but up to 100 times more powerful. Fentanyl can be prescribed by a doctor to treat pain, but because it is...

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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.

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Address: P.O. Box 13543, Roanoke, VA 24035  |  Phone: 540.982.1427  |  Email: raysacorg@gmail.com

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