CAST -- Citizens And Students Together

 

 

Welcome

A Dose of Prevention for
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

It's time to go back to school for next week's theme as we consider the impact
medicine abuse has on our schools and students. For week three of CADCA's
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, we will explore the theme, "Our Schools."

Read a blog posted today by one of our coalition leaders about the importance
of parents in keeping our students safe from medicine abuse
here.

As you know, the PreventRxAbuse.org website has techniques, tips and tools
to help community leaders address our nation's drug abuse epidemic.
We've created a resource
"landing" page for you with
awareness-building outreach and social media tools.

Here is a sample of the messaging you can find on our resource page
that you might want to share with your schools and students next week:

  • 1 in 25 (4%) of kids between ages of 12 & 17 has abused cough medicine to get high #RxAbuseAware PreventRxAbuse.org
     
  • Keep an eye and ear out for these #slang terms for OTC cough medicine: http://ow.ly/SREQC  #RxAbuseAware PreventRxAbuse.org
     
  • Speak up about Rx abuse at #school meetings, sporting events, and other gatherings of #parents #RxAbuseAware PreventRxAbuse.org

Are you hosting a town hall meeting this month about the topic?
Let CADCA know by registering your event for the CADCA 50 Challenge
here.

Want to be even more engaged with CADCA and other coalitions and sectors
on medicine abuse? Participate in our Twitter Chat from 1-2 p.m. EST Oct. 28th
featuring ONDCP's Mary Lou Leary. Read her bio
here and send your ideas
for questions to
CADCA to lead the conversation. Use #RxAbuseAware.

 


RICH OR POOR - RI'S DRUG OVERDOSE
EPIDEMIC IS AFFECTING EVERY COMMUNITY!
The RI Department of Health needs your help in educating
the public about drug overdose and suicide prevention.
Please click on the links below to learn more about what to do.

IMPORTANT DRUG OVERDOSE PREVENTION INFORMATION
FROM THE RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CLICK HERE

WHAT TO DO WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER
OR FRIEND THREATENS SUICIDE
"Suicide Emergency Checklist"
CLICK HERE

SAMARITANS OF RHODE ISLAND WILL BE
POSTING UPDATES ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE!
CLICK HERE


Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

SLIDESHOWS
SYNTHETIC CANNABIS | DESIGNER DRUGS

VIDEO
Dr. Barry Logan (NMS Labs) and Dr. Michael Frost discuss the dangers
of synthetic marijuana (K2, Spice, etc.) and the need for testing.

 

AT A GLANCE

C.A.S.T.
PO Box 436
Foster, RI 02825

C.A.S.T. MEETINGS
1st Monday of the Month
7:00-9:00PM
Ponaganset High School
Library

No meetings in January,
July & August

OPIOID OVERDOSE
PREVENTION TOOLKIT
Now Available!
CLICK HERE

Can you pass the "Bar Exam?"
Click Here

Substance Abuse Prevention
Needs Assessment
presented to C.A.S.T.
CLICK HERE FOR PDF
CLICK HERE for DOC

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Event Feedback Wanted!

Billboard Design Contest

CAST (Citizens And Students Together) partnered with Ponaganset High
School in an alcohol awareness billboard design contest with students.
This is the winning design posted on Routes 6 and 94 in Foster.
CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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:

  • Community
  • Peers
  • School
  • Family

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 welcomes new members.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each month
at the Ponaganset High School Library, 7-9 PM.

For more information about CAST and its programs,
call Lorraine Kaul at (401) 397-5616.

Send written feedback to:
Lorraine Kaul
CAST Coordinator
PO Box 436
Foster, RI 02825

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CAST is funded by the State of Rhode Island Division of Behavioral Health Services
Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)

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