The DBHDS Behavioral Health Wellness Office is responsible for promoting behavioral health wellness through a comprehensive array of strategies proven to reduce substance abuse and promote mental health. Substance abuse and mental illness share some common risk and protective factors. As a result of reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors for substance abuse, not only will substance abuse prevalence consumption and related consequences be reduced, but prevention of mental illness may be impacted as well.
- SAPCA launches vaping prevention PSAsJanuary 24, 2021The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) recently launched “I don’t vape because…” a social media campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping and inspire youth to stay substance free. The videos were created by high school students involved in the […]
- Recordings/PPT slides of the Coalition Sustainability Training are now available!January 22, 2021Greetings CSBs! Thank you for attending the informational webinar on Coalition Sustainability! Rebecca Larson and Julie Thompson discussed coalition sustainability topics like the Coalition Life Cycle, Infrastructure and Funding Considerations’ Coalition People Power, Member Recruitment and […]
- Loudoun County CSB collaboration with Loudoun Sheriff’s OfficeJanuary 22, 2021Loudoun County Prevention/Intervention Program has a partnership with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Public Schools to provide a summer program for youth who are at high risk for substance use, gang involvement, and/or court referred for over ten years. The program, Camp […]
- D19 Has Partnered with Local Law Enforcement for Mass Gun Lock Distribution ProjectJanuary 22, 2021D19 CSB, CAAN-DUU and Team Sav-A-Life have recently partnered with our law enforcement leaders to launch our first mass distribution project throughout the nine (9) PD19 localities: local law enforcement, first responders and emergency personnel – including @ Ft. Lee – have been asked to help […]
- ASAC Coalition Region Partners with Law Enforce with 29 Drop Boxs and 7 Drug Incinerators!January 22, 2021Decreasing the access to drugs in SW Virginia is a top priority for the ASAC Coalition. ASAC regional surveys continue to indicate that access to prescription drugs is acquired from family members in the home. Community partnerships are key to tackling effective strategies in properly deposing […]