The Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Coalition has launched a new campaign which aims to remind youth how marijuana can impact their focus on certain tasks. After reviewing the 2016 Search Institute survey data which revealed 3 out of 4 Wolcott students in grades 9-12 have NOT used marijuana in the past 30 days, CASA wants to remind students of the impacts that marijuana can have on their daily life choices such as sports, learning and driving. The goal of this campaign is to remind Wolcott youth that the majority of students do not use marijuana. The campaign will be rolled out via social media, posters and signs.

CASA  offers free on-site responsible alcohol seller training that focuses on reducing exposure to alcohol liability lawsuits, reduce penalties for alcohol violations, lower insurance premiums and improve customer service and satisfaction. The training can be scheduled at your convenience.

Please contact Kate Glendon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your training or for further information.

CASA and Wolcott Police

The Citizens against Substance Abuse Coalition donated 25 drug kits to the Wolcott Police Department in order to prevent risky behavior and reduce youth substance abuse. Included with the kits is a treatment provider list.

The police department has recently received requests by local Wolcott parents and adults to provide testing kits for their youth. The kits are available for Wolcott residents free- of- charge at the Wolcott Police Department. CASA hopes that this donation will help parents and other adults prevent risky behaviors among Wolcott youth and that the information included in the kits will provide them with any information they may need.

Marijuana Penalties

The Citizens Against Substance Abuse Coalition collaborates with the Wolcott Police Department. During this past prom and graduation season this alliance worked together by distributing informational cards on the alcohol and marijuana penalties, increasing law enforcement, and educating the community on the dangers of underage drinking.

In Wolcott, alcohol is the most widely abused substance among teens, making underage drinking one of the biggest public health concerns. Risky behaviors among youth increase during prom, graduation, and summer which makes it essential to talk with your teens about alcohol and drug use.

Drug Take Back Day

The Citizens Against Substance Abuse Coalition worked together with Wolcott Police to set up a Drug Take Back Day. The event was established to ensure that all unused or expired prescription drugs could be disposed of properly. Disposing of unused prescriptions is important to guarantee that they do not fall into the wrong hands.

Tip Line

The Citizens Against Substance Abuse Coalition has partnered with the Wolcott Police to create a confidential tip line. The 24 hour hotline was created for concerned citizens who are able to provide any information regarding suspicious activity. CASA and the Wolcott Police encourage community members to call and anonymously report anything that concerns them. The number to call is – 203-879-7626

Centennial Ceremony

The Citizens Against Substance Abuse Coalition attended the Wolcott Centennial Ceremony to meet and talk with members of the community. CASA president Katie Ciarlo set up a booth to distribute information, refreshments, and some other goodies. Many community members talked with Katie about what CASA does and how they can join!

Exchange Club of Wolcott

The Citizens Against Substance Abuse Coalition met with The Exchange Club of Wolcott to introduce our Coalition. We were able to share our accomplishments, our mission, and our goals with the Exchange Club. We are excited to increase awareness and create new relationships with important organizations in the Wolcott community.

Wolcott Eagles Basketball Game

The Citizens Against Substance Abuse Coalition supports our youth athletes. CASA realizes how important athletic teams can be to our community. Being a part of an athletic team or any other extra-curricular activity promotes healthy behaviors and reduces risky choices within our youth. In an effort to show our support, we attend games and give out free handouts and information about CASA!

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