CAST (Citizens And Students Together) is a volunteer community health coalition that supports programs that will enhance healthy conditions toward a drug free community in both Foster and Glocester.
Our “Partners In Prevention” program encompasses:
Our primary goal is to reduce violence and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by encouraging other organizations to include prevention of underage smoking and drinking as a formal part of their mission, goals, or strategies.
We are interested in groups willing to become Partners In Prevention, and we seek programs that have some support from other community groups. If you have a program that can address the issue of health promotion toward a violence and drug free community, please join us!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead
CAST is funded by the State of Rhode Island Division of Behavioral Health Services,
Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH).
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL MEDICINE
ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH
Did you know that one in 5 young adults has abused a prescription drug and that one in 25 youth, ages 12 through 17, has abused cough medicine to get high from its dextromethorphan ingredient?
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM) is an annual campaign, observed throughout the month of October, to raise the public’s awareness of the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse.