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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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PROTECTING AGAINST REALITIES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Come learn more about the impact drugs are having in our families and community. The next event will be Monday, April 21 at Annandale High School. Click here 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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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 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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Perils of College Drinking Culture

Parents and their college-bound students are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming "Perils of the College Drinking Culture" forums in 2014. The program was recognized with a national award at the February conference of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). For more information, click here.

UDETC Prodcast Protecting Our YouthUDETC now has podcasts! at 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

Mon Apr 21, 2014 @12:00AM
Power of Parents Event - PowerTalk 21
Mon Apr 21, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Protecting Against the Realities of Substance Abuse
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 -
Perils of the College Drinking Culture
Tue May 06, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Youth Council Meeting