OUR MISSION & VISION STATEMENT
NS-CASA’s mission is to reduce substance abuse among our youth through a collaborative and inclusive community effort by promoting healthy coping skills and pro-social activities, while simultaneously educating our community on the risks associated with early substance use and reducing youth access to alcohol, marijuana and other illicit substances.
Our vision is to have a community in which our residents, and particularly our youth, make healthy choices and avoid misusing or abusing drugs and alcohol.
October 26, 2019 is National Prescription Drug "Take Back Day"!
LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS
9/12/18 - "Teen Vaping Has Reached 'Epidemic Proportions'"
9/12/18 - "F.D.A. Targets Vaping, Alarmed by Teenage Use"
5/14/18 - "The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul"
5/2/18 - "Federal Government Sends Warning To Vaping Companies"
4/18/18 - "Woman lost 2 sons in one night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life's work"
4/11/18 - "Opioid Panel Informs Community of Crisis"
4/5/18 - Surgeon general urges more Americans to carry opioid antidote naloxone (CNN)
4/5/18 - "North Shore Coalition Plans to Divide and Conquer"
3/8/18 - "Proposed 2018-19 School Spending Up 2.7% with Tax Levy Increase Below the Cap; Debate over CASA Funding"
2/13/18 - "Drugmakers Spent Millions Promoting Opioids To Patient Groups, Senate Report Says"
1/19/18 - "Taking the Fight to the Opioid Crisis"