Centreville News Briefs

Centreville News Briefs


Drug Take Back Day Is Oct. 29

The public is encouraged to dispose of any unused or expired medications during the upcoming Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, Oct. 29. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at all Fairfax County police stations. The Sully District Station is at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly, and the Fair Oaks District Station is at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. in Fair Oaks. This event is a reminder to the community that drug disposal is offered all year ’round at county police stations. The drop-off boxes there are available 24/7 and are confidential.

Car Seat Inspections, Nov. 3

Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected next Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social-distancing and safety precautions.
They should also install the child safety seat, themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for Nov. 17, at the same place and time.

Free Webinar on Vaping and Marijuana

Hoping to provide parents of teens/young adults with information about vaping and marijuana, the Fairfax Prevention Coalition is presenting a free webinar. It’s set for Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 1-3 p.m. Register at https://bit.ly/FPC-Nov9.
With nicotine vaping remaining popular, and recreational marijuana use increasingly normalized and promoted, young people face new and difficult pitfalls related to substance use and addiction. Misinformation and confusion persist around these topics, and debunked myths are often taken as fact.
So parents are encouraged to join Dr. Aaron Weiner for an in-depth look at vaping and marijuana in today’s world, including the impact of the THC and nicotine industries on public perception and how these substances affect teen health. Parent strategies for prevention and discussing this subject with teens will also be covered. A live, question-and-answer period will also be part of the program.