Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA)

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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.

Monthly Meetings

Open to all
Held on the third Monday of each month, with the exception of holidays, at 3:30pm. Meetings alternate between Zoom and in-person at 79 Pleasant St. 

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 968 6141 1311 

Email us for the passcode

Agendas posted here on the town website

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

  • December 20th, 2021- Zoom at 3:30pm
  • January 18th, 2022; Tuesday in-person at 3:30pm. Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant St.
  • February 28th, 2022- Zoom at 3:30pm
  • March 21st, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm. Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant St.
  • April 29th, 2022 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Paul Revere Heritage Site. Please RSVP. 
  • May 16th, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm. Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant St.
  • No June meeting
  • No July meeting
  • August 15th, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm. Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant St. 
  • September 19th, 2022 in-person at 3:30pm. Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant St.
  • October 17th, 2022; Zoom at 3:30pm
  1. Upcoming Programs 
  2. Past Programs, 2021
  3. Program Archive
  4. Past Programs, 2022

Mindfulness course with Mindful Presence

CAASA is teaming up with Mindful Presence to offer free, 8-week virtual mindfulness lessons to middle and high school teens (residents only please). Led by experienced mindfulness practitioner, Christine O'Shaughnessy

Mindfulness is open awareness with no agenda. Scientific research suggests that negative effects of stress on the body reduce our immune system and overall health.  With consistent mindfulness meditation practice, physical changes in the brain change how we respond to stress creating healthier ways of being with ourselves and others.

Registration required. Register here. After, registering you will receive course dates, a Zoom link and class material via email. Participants encouraged, but not required, to attend all sessions. 

Course will be held: 

  • Sunday, April 24th; 8pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, May 1st; 8pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, May 8th; 8pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, May 15th; 8pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, May 22nd; 8pm - 9pm
  • WEDNESDAY, June 1; 8pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, June 5th; 8pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, June 12th; 8pm - 9pm

Course outline here.

CAASA Youth Group

CAASA is seeking participation in its new youth group. The purpose of this group is to lend student voice to CAASA’s substance prevention programs. Help us name our new group, organize our first annual event, and work on a youth-led photography project. Meet new peers, grow your skills, earn community service hours, have fun, and make a difference in Canton! Fill out the interest form below. Middle and high school students welcome with parental consent form. Our kickoff meeting is coming soon!

Interest Form for Youth

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CAASA in the News

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Celebration of Life

August 31, 2021

Up to Speed interview with CAASA Vice Chair, Harriet Burak

CAASA at the Canton Farmer's Market, Oct. 3rd
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