City of Alexandria, VA
Alexandria’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Seeks Community Opinions About Youth Substance Abuse in Alexandria
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria invites youth (in grades 6 -12) and adults who live in the City of Alexandria, or work with Alexandria youth, to complete a short online survey that asks for perceptions and opinions about youth substance abuse in the community. Incentives are provided for youth participants, and adult survey participants will have access to recent statistics on youth substance abuse in Alexandria.
Community members are asked to complete one of the following seven surveys, which are available at alexandriava.gov/sapcasurvey and can be completed in about 10 to 15 minutes.
• Youth survey: For young people,grades 6-12, who live in the City.
The online survey research is part of a comprehensive community assessment that the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) is conducting in collaboration with George Mason University to determine the extent of youth substance abuse in the City, including use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs. Survey results will inform SAPCA’s future efforts to address youth substance abuse in Alexandria. The deadline for completing a survey is Thursday, July 31.
SAPCA is an alliance of parents, youth, schools, City departments, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement whose mission is to engage diverse sectors of the community in collaborative, cross-cultural and comprehensive substance abuse prevention activities that result in a reduction of underage substance use and abuse in the City of Alexandria. SAPCA was created in 2007 as part of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria (www.alexhealth.org/partnership). Mayor William D. Euille is SAPCA’s honorary chair. SAPCA is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).