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PREPARING FOR COLLEGE: Parents and college-bound students are invited to "The Perils of the College Drinking Culture" community forums April 29 at Langley High School and May 21 at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus. Click for more information.

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DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 26: Join UPC in support of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26. For locations and other information, click here.

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"Marijuana Harmless? Think Again" was a community forum presented by UPC March 27. Chris Leibowitz, above, shared his personal story, and local experts talked about the impact marijuana has on the developing teen brain, academics, mental wellness and more.

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Newest Traffic Safety “Tool”: Fairfax County’s Sully Police District has a new, unique-looking police cruiser on the roadways featuring safety messages, including one from UPC. For more information, click here.

Saturday NIght in the Suburbs

A parent awareness program of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County featuring an evening of dialogue with a panel of high school seniors on drugs and alcohol use, teen parties, parent supervision and enabling, social media, and communication with parents. The next program is set for April 24 at Madison HS. View more details

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most

Parents Who Host LogoThe Fairfax County School board will vote on a resolution April 24 and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation April 29 recognizing May as "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" Month in Fairfax County. Click to view more.

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P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Against Substance Abuse

Middle school and high school students and their parents have the opportunity at "Protecting Against the Realities of Substance Abuse" programs to hear personal stories from families impacted by substance abuse and get the facts from county experts.
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UDETC Prodcast Protecting Our YouthUDETC now has podcasts! at http://www.udetc.org. The podcast series,A National Conversation on Protecting our Youth, reaches out to parents, youth, community leaders and others to raise awareness to underage drinking-related issues in local communities and reduce youth access to alcohol.

Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 24, 2014 @ 7:00PM -
Saturday Night in the Suburbs - James Madison HS
Sat Apr 26, 2014 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Tue Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Perils of the College Drinking Culture
Tue May 06, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Youth Council Meeting
Mon May 12, 2014 @ 7:00PM -
Saturday Night in the Suburbs - West Springfield HS
Wed May 21, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Perils of the College Drinking Culture