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Substance Use Awareness and Intervention Program

2022-2023 Awareness & Intervention Parent Information
Aims to educate HCPS students about the effects of alcohol and other drug use.

Would You Like More Information: Substance Use Prevention Resources for Youth and Families
Local and national resources to help families and youth struggling with substance use

Free Virtual REVIVE! Training
Learn the skills to properly respond in an opioid crisis

Henrico Bounce Back from Addiction Resources
Resources, Events, and treatment locations for those dealing with substance use nd addiction

Living Tobacco and Nicotine Free-Vaping Prevention Resources
Information and organizations that promote health and wellness in the youth of Henrico County

Weekly Virtual Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Trainings (RHHD)
Talking with your Teen About Opioids
Please join the Richmond/Henrico Health District to learn more about how to respond to an opioid overdose. One-on-one or group training available!

Talking with your Teen About Vaping
Learn more about how to talk to your teen about the risks of vaping

Tips for Teens:  Marijuana
Talking with your Teen About Marijuana
Get the facts about the risks and dangers of marijuana usage in teens

Tips for Teens:  Underage Drinking
Get the facts about the risks and dangers of underage drinking

Tips for Teens:  E-Cigarettes
Learn more about the risks and dangers of E-Cigarettes

Chesterfield Recovery Academy and HCPS

Chesterfield Recovery Academy, now open to high school students from Henrico and other Region 1 school divisions in central Virginia, is a year-round program set to serve approximately 40-50 students in total who are recovering from substance use issues. To be considered for enrollment, students must be substance free for 20 to 30 days and must have completed some form of residential treatment, intensive outpatient program and/or attending ongoing AA/NA meetings. Chesterfield Recovery Academy is on a rolling admission and enrollments will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis from all 15 school divisions, including HCPS. Parents/guardians who would like for their student to be considered for enrollment should complete the Chesterfield Recovery Academy Interest Form and a program staff member will contact them for more information.

Students enrolled in the Chesterfield Recovery Academy will attend class each day in person, however classes are conducted online to allow each student an individualized, self-paced curriculum that meets their needs as well as state graduation requirements. This flexibility also provides opportunities for students to participate in internships or hold a job while enrolled. In addition to academics, students will have access to individual and group counseling provided by substance abuse and mental health counselors on staff to help them navigate through recovery while working to achieve their high school diploma. Once enrolled, students may remain in Chesterfield Recovery Academy through graduation or may return to their home school when they feel ready to do so.

HCPS’ Substance Use & Awareness Intervention Coordinator is leading efforts to spread awareness throughout the school division about the Chesterfield Recovery Academy as well as how to access other substance use and intervention services directly through HCPS.