Gambling Prevention

Like drug use, gambling is also addictive, and continuing to gamble despite suffering serious consequences is problem gambling. Learn More

Cannabis Prevention

Learn about cannabis, how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options for misuse. Learn More

Opioid Prevention

The best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to reduce opioid exposure, monitor opioid intake to prevent misuse, improve opioid prescribing and treat opioid use disorder. Learn More

Over The Counter Misuse

OTC drugs have various medical uses and effects from treating mild pain to motion sickness. Learn more about OTC and ways to avoid harmful self-medication and overdose. Learn More

Smoking Prevention/ Cessation

​Tobacco use and exposure is the leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide. Learn about the impact of smoking/tobacco use on the health, actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and methods to quit. Learn More

Other Substance Misuse

While there is no foolproof way to prevent substance abuse in every situation, there are some good ways to start. Learn More

Suicide Prevention

The goal of suicide prevention is to reduce factors that increase risk and increase factors that promote resilience. Learn More

Physical & Mental Health

Review ways to Activate Your Wellness through well-being tips, awareness messages and the various dimensions of health. Just one small step can help create positive change! Learn More


Friends of Prevention Coalition

Friends of Prevention Coalition (FOPC) The Friends of Prevention Coalition works in an innovative and creative manner to develop environmental strategies and solutions to promote and improve health wellness and resilience in the City of Richmond. We use targeted strategic objectives and associated activities to achieve our mission of creating and sustaining safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.​

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AliveRVA is a Peer Recovery and Resource warm line staffed by Peer Recovery Specialists, who are trained individuals with lived experience in addiction, mental health and recovery. It offers safe and confidential support and resources for people struggling with addiction, their loved ones, and members of the community.

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