who we are
CEASE was founded by Jeannie Armstrong in September 2013, in Fairfax County, VA. CEASE is a 501 c (3) non-profit adolescent substance abuse prevention organization with a vision to end substance abuse in our communities one at-risk teen at a time. We identify adolescents at-risk for substance abuse by providing prevention classes, building strong adult-adolescent-community relationships, and fostering leadership skills through service learning and health and wellness activities.
Strong families, youth, and communities are important to a prosperous and productive America. Many of us have young family members, teens specifically, who are struggling or have struggled in the past with issues of substance use, abuse and addiction. It is very important to identify, locate and employ organizations that can develop and deliver programs and educational resources to families and teens at risk of substance abuse. Organizations with effective strategies and plans of attack go a long way in equipping at-risk teens with the basic skills needed to lead positive, productive and contributing lives. CEASE (Center to End Adolescent Substance Abuse Encounters, Inc.) is one such organization.
CEASE provides prevention education in the community, churches, schools, parent teacher organizations, youth groups, libraries, juvenile justice system and other public venues in order to raise social consciousness about contributing factors and to identify adolescents at risk for substance abuse regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.
We encourage you get to know CEASE, join us by becoming a partner in its growth and mission to prevent adolescent substance abuse. We are currently planning our first prevention event. Stay connected by subscribing to our email listserv or fill out our contact form. You won't want to miss this event!