Upcoming 2021 Drug Take Back Day!

Collections Sites In Greater Prince William

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Collection sites in Prince William include:

  • Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center
    • 8700 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20110
  • Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center
    • 15225 Heathcote Blvd, Haymarket, VA 20169
  • Sentara Lake Ridge
    • 12825 Minnieville Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192

For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270 or visit their pager here.

Taking a Closer Look at The Tobacco Retail Landscape

The first step in understanding the tobacco retail landscape is to assess what types of stores are selling tobacco in your community. Tobacco retailers encompass many different store types, and some of these retailers accept SNAP and/or WIC, two federal programs that provide food assistance to lower income persons and families. Many tobacco retailers also display tobacco advertisements both inside and outside of their stores. Exposure to tobacco advertising and marketing is associated with increased tobacco use, including youth tobacco initiation.

Greater Prince William

The above image reflects data collected from 2016-2018 in Greater Prince William.

Northern Virginia Functional Family Therapy

The National Counseling Group in Northern Virginia has developed a Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program, a highly successful, trauma-informed, and evidence-based family therapy model for at-risk youth, ages 11 to 18. FFT helps youth reduce disruptive and/or substance using behaviors, establish more pro-social and functional behaviors, and stay in school. To learn more more or set an appointment, call the Northern Virginia office at 703-257-5997.

Girls On The Run! So Much Fun!

Girls On The Run of Northern Virginia is an afterschool program like no other that encourages elementary and middle school aged girls to learn new tools and strategies for wholistic wellness and empowers them to reach their full potential as they grow into the unique, strong young women they are! For more information on GOTR of Northern Virginia go to Home – Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia (gotrnova.org).