Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA)
To reduce the use of drugs and alcohol throughout the community, with a primary focus on youth, by encouraging healthy decision making and providing resources that address prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery throughout the lifespan.
Open to all
Held on the third Monday of each month at 3:30pm. Meetings alternate between Zoom and in-person at Canton Parks & Recreation, 92 Pleasant St.
CAASA Zoom Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 968 6141 1311
Email us for the passcode!
Check back soon for upcoming programs!
Parks & Recreation's Trunk or Treat
After the Halloween parade, we set up our decorated trunk in parking lot in front of the Rodman Center for Trunk or Treat. We passed out candy and balloons to trick or treaters.
CAASA was a Community Table at the Oct. 3rd Canton Farmer's Market. We asked kiddos "What questions do you have about drugs or alcohol?" and we asked adults "What programming or ideas do you have for CAASA?". People wrote their answers on pizza toppings on our big pizza board and were entered to win gift cards to two local pizza spots, Apollo Sub & Pizza Shop and Stone L'oven!
Celebration of Life
A Candle Lighting Ceremony with Photo Display to Honor Loved Ones Lost
Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 7:00 PM
Grounds of Department of Elder and Human Services (Senior Center location), 500 Pleasant Street, Canton
The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) invites the public to its annual Celebration of Life. Held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, this event remembers those lost to overdose and those currently struggling with substance use disorder.
Listen to the podcast, "Up to Speed," an interview with Harriet Burak of CAASA on Canton's Celebration of Life
For more information, visit https://www.thecantoncitizen.com/2021/07/30/caasa-celebration-of-life-5/
Protecting Teen Health
Local trends, signs of emotional distress and how to get help if you need it. This is a great one to watch with your teen. Presented by OASIS, the Stoughton Police Department and the Stoughton Youth Commission.
Videos on Youtube:
- Part 1: Teen Mental Health
- Part 2: Marijuana and Teens
- Part 3: Marijuana, Teens, and the Law
- Part 4: Questions and Answers
Social Host Liability Law and Your Community
Learn about Underage Drinking and COVID-19. As the current pandemic is causing a surge in favorable attitudes towards alcohol, availability and access to alcohol and other drugs, little sense of community, conflict, anxiety and depression; we're committed to addressing youth substance abuse in Stoughton, MA, and our surrounding communities.
Video on Youtube:
Finding Your Motivation During Quarantine with Olympic Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall
This talk is for the whole family! Join Cross-Country Ski Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall as she shares practical tips for staying motivated that work for everyone!
Video on Youtube:
Managing Pain Safely with Dr. Dan Muse
Hear from Dr. Dan Muse on current trends/issues with opioids and alternatives for managing acute pain. Watch the video.
- December 20th, 2021- Zoom at 3:30pm
- January 18th, 2022; Tuesday in-person at 3:30pm, location TBD
- February 28th, 2022- Zoom at 3:30pm
- March 21st, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm, location TBD
- April 25th, 2022- Zoom at 3:30pm
- May 16th, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm, location TBD
- June 21st, 2022; Tuesday- Zoom at 3:30pm
- July 18th, 2022; in-person at 3:30pm, location TBD
- August 15th, 2022- Zoom at 3:30pm
- September 19th, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm, location TBD
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