Welcome to the Fauquier CADRE, Inc. (Community Alliance for Drug Rehabilitation and Education) web site. CADRE is dedicated to reducing youth substance use in the Fauquier County community. CADRE, although primarily dedicated to adolescents and young adults, readily provides information and referrals to all persons who need assistance with alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention. Click on the News and Announcements page for information on local referral resources.
CADRE, through a grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY), is implementing the nationally recognized substance use prevention program “Too Good For Drugs” with its partners St. James Episcopal School, St. John the Evangelist School, Highland Lower School, and Fauquier Community Child Care, all in Warrenton. Too Good For Drugs is an evidence-based program that teaches students how to set and achieve goals, how to make healthy decisions, how to resist negative peer pressure, and how to use prevention strategies for tobacco/vaping, alcohol, and other drugs. CADRE also conducts presentations to several hundred middle school students annually regading the dangers of vaping/JUULing.
Through a grant from PATH Foundation, CADRE launched a new program called Lock Your Meds sponsored by the National Family Partnership. According to SAMHSA's 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over "6.5 million people age 12 and older report abusing prescription drugs. Due to the fact that prescription drugs, when used as prescribed, can improve one's health, many teens believe they are a safe way to get high." Lock Your Meds urges families to review the following guidelines for prescription drug abuse prevention as outlined in their MEDUCATION publication:
*Remove drugs from your medicine cabinet and hide them, lock them up or take them out of your house.
*Safeguard all medicines at home by monitoring quantities and restricting access.
*Take inventory by writing down the names and amounts of medications you have. Recheck often.
*Set clear rules, such as, not sharing medicine and always following proper doses.
*Warn your chidren that taking prescription and OTC medications without a doctor's supervision can be just as dangerous and lethal as taking street drugs.
*Supervise your children's internet usage.
*Properly dispose of old, expired or unused medicines.
To recieve a copy of MEDUCATION and a Parent Guide, please call Fauquier CADRE, Inc. at 540-347-2340. Call today for more details. A limited supply of Vaultz Lockable Medicine Pouches are also available to members of the community.