‘National Take Back Day’ Returns to Chautauqua County on April 28

Encouraging local residents to turn in their unused or expired prescription medications safely

‘National Take Back Day’ Returns to Chautauqua County on April 28

Article Contributed by CASAC The 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 2pm. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by clearing out their homes of […]

Prevention Works

Prevention Works

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. What is problem gambling? Problem gambling, or compulsive gambling, includes all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits. The characteristics of problem gambling include an increased preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more […]

“Be a Thinker, Not a Drinker” CASAC’s 17th Annual Poster Contest Announced

“Be a Thinker, Not a Drinker” CASAC’s 17th Annual Poster Contest Announced

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council “Be a thinker, not a drinker” is the theme for the 2018 poster contest sponsored by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC). All Chautauqua County students in grades 3 through 12 are invited to participate in the contest. Youth are asked to design a poster […]

HOPE Chautauqua and CASAC Bring Youth Event to Chautauqua County

HOPE Chautauqua and CASAC Bring Youth Event to Chautauqua County

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council HOPE Chautauqua’s Youth Advisory Committee, an initiative of Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council, will be holding a Youth Power of Potential (POP) vent for all middle and high school students, their parents, and anyone who works with youth. The event will be held at the […]

CASAC Receives Funds From Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

CASAC Receives Funds From  Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) was recently awarded $2,000 by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF). The funding has been used to create an online Prevention Works Video Library, available at www.casacweb.org. There are currently six short videos that provide tools and techniques on […]

Teen Relationships in the Digital Age

Teen Relationships in the Digital Age

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) has partnered with The YWCA to offer a free educational session for community members on current information regarding the Digital Age. The session is entitled “Teen Relationships in the Digital Age.” The presenter, Lisa McLaughlin, is a Community Educator […]

CASAC Receives NYS Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

CASAC Receives NYS Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council Governor Cuomo announced on September 14th distribution of $25 million in federal funding to address the opioid crisis in New York State. Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) was one of the award recipients. CASAC will receive $100,000 to provide evidence-based prevention programs to underserved, […]

CASAC Announces Mindfulness Practice

CASAC Announces Mindfulness Practice

Article Contributed by Kathleen J. Colby (CASAC) Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is offering an educational session for community members and professionals entitled “Mindfulness Practice: Enhancing Self-care & Client Outcomes.” Elaine K. Hammond, LMSW will present this session on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This 3 hour course […]

CASAC Providing an Interactive ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Presentation

CASAC Providing an Interactive ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Presentation

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council In collaboration with the Salvation Army and the Chautauqua Center of Dunkirk, Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) will be providing a “Hidden in Plain Sight” presentation on August 17th. This presentation outlines the current trends in the concealment of drugs, and the importance of […]

ENDS Are Here – Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems – Free Information Session

ENDS Are Here – Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems – Free Information Session

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is offering a free educational session for community members and professionals on current information regarding e-cigarettes & vapors. The session is entitled “ENDS Are Here – Overview of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems.” The Presenter, Kenneth Dahlgren, MPH, is a […]

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