ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT! Register for the Marijuana Summit on November 3rd!

We are excited to share the growing line up of keynote speakers for the ”Marijuana Summit: A Conversation on the Commonwealth”!   In addition to nationally recognized speaker and expert, Monte Stiles, and Chief R. Ticer, from Avon, CO, we will hear from internationally renowned researchers currently working at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.   Drs. Warren Bickel and Read Montague, […]

Virginia ABC Awards Grantees with Prevention Dollars!

Staunton, VA August 26, 2014   Prevention Council Executive Director, Nancy Hans, and Director of Development, Brittany Sandidge, attended a awardee reception in Staunton hosted by Virginia Department of ABC. The reception recognized great prevention programs across the Commonwealth with diverse approaches to reducing underage drinking; from TIPS Training, to parent education, and LifeSkills programming, […]

Save the date September 14th 2014! Come support the Blue Ridge Veteran’s 5K walk/run.

Blue Ridge Veterans Race

Please consider registering for this Blue Ridge Veteran’s 5K Walk/Run on September 14th at 9:00 am! Registration begins at 8:00 am and cost is $25. Proceeds will be given back through grants to local organizations that help active duty military, veterans and their families, included the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and Military Family Support Center. […]

It Can Wait! Take the Pledge

Did you know that texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident? More than 100,000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting, causing life changing injuries and death.  Join the It Can Wait movement and make a lifelong commitment to never text and drive. The Prevention Council of Roanoke County is […]

Yay for YADAPP! March 1st @ Northside HS! Guest speaker Johan Khalilian, from LA!! Check-in starts at 2pm! Dinner @ 6:30. Bandfest @ 7 PM!

2014  YADAPP Program

yadapp program 2014   Please plan to attend.  Save $5  if you register on line at  There will be something for everyone even parents!  See program details in the above attachment.   We have a fabulous motivational speaker booked for this Saturday’s Regional YADAPP at Northside High School starting at 2pm.  Johan says, “We […]

Please take time to check out this video of Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director. She gives us the facts about how Marijuana affects young people!


“A new report from the National Institutes of Health indicates that a growing number of teens do not believe regular marijuana use is harmful. But Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, warns that regular exposure to the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana can have a potent effect on the teenage brain.” […]

Roanoke Children’s Theater Production of the “Teen Brain” reveals what your teens are really thinking!

Teen Brain

Check out this interview with Pat Wilhelms and Doug Zschiegner about the 2014 production of “Teen Brain.”