SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc.)
June 22, 2011
The new National Prevention Strategy states that "prevention should be woven into all aspects our our lives, including where and how we live, learn, work and play." Chesterfield SAFE works tirelessly to make that concept a reality in Chesterfield County. SAFE initiatives have contributed to a measurable decrease in inhalant use in our county and an increase in retailer compliance in not selling alcohol to underage buyers. SAFE is proactive in identifying and addressing substance related risk factors in our community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
SAFE materials served as a catalyst for a discussion between me and my child about alcohol use and refusal skills.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Increase community members' awareness and involvement in SAFE.
Board Member & I attended an alcohol and drug free activity for teens.