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The SMART Way to Set a Personal Goal

The SMART Way to Set a Personal Goal

A new year has begun! Like with any new year, the start of 2022 comes with the expectation of new experiences, fun activities, potential challenges, and personal growth. Whatever your hopes and plans may be, it always helps to set clear goals for the things you want...

Prosecutor portrayed in “DopeSick” Speaks with “Connect and Dissect” Podcast

Prosecutor portrayed in “DopeSick” Speaks with “Connect and Dissect” Podcast

Rick Mountcastle, retired federal prosecutor and assistance to the attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia, speaks about his portrayal and lessons learned from the events depicted in the book “Dopesick” by author Beth Macy. The book has been recently adapted as a miniseries on HULU with the same name. Rick is portrayed by Peter Sarsgaard in the series.

Social Media on My Mind: Building Positive Connections

Social Media on My Mind: Building Positive Connections

Smartphones and social media have revolutionized the ways we interact with technology and with each other. Social media can be a beneficial technology. It allows us to find news and information, share fun content, and connect with old friends or make new ones. For...

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...

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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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