Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse


The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) was established in 2013 to address youth substance abuse. CAASA consists of a diverse representation of invested community partners who are representatives from Public Health, the Schools, Fire Rescue, Police, Parks and Recreation, Norfolk County DA’s office, students, clinicians, and parents. Our collaboration allows for a 360 degree perspective on the issues affecting Canton and how best to address them.

Monthly CAASA Meetings

Meetings are typically held on the third Monday each month at 3:30PM at various locations.

Intervention Kits

Free resources with support from the Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey's Office.  Kits are available from Parks and Recreation, Police, and Fire Departments.  If you would like to order a kit and have it mailed to your home (Canton residents only), please click here.

Drop-In Centers

A time for individuals and families of individuals to gather information, reflect on personal experiences, and walk away with some guidance from within the community.  Free intervention kits will be available for attendees. 
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Prevention. Intervention. Treatment. Recovery.


To reduce the demand and the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the Canton community, with a special focus on middle and high school age students, while creating a culture of good decision making.

Educational Kiosks

Located at Canton Town Hall and Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire, Library, COA, and Public Health.

Virtual Materials
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Seniors


CAASA is authorized to accept grants or gifts from the Federal Government, from a charitable corporation, from a private corporation, or from an individual.  Click here to learn more.

Addiction Information
  Family Support

  Prevention Resources
  Intervention Resources

  • Naloxone (Narcan)
 Treatment Resources
  Recovery Resources

CAASA Members

  • Charlie Doody, Chair, Fire/Rescue
    Term Expires: 2019 
  • Kenneth Berkowitz, Vice Chair, Police
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Janet Donnelly, Secretary, Community Member
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Nick Pirelli, Parks and Recreation                                  Term Expires: 2019
  • Harriet Burak, Community Member
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Cindy Bonner, Public Health
  • Term Expires: 2019
  • Ryan Gordy, School Department
    Term Expires: 2018

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