CASAC is a private/public partnership comprised of community leaders and citizens who develop and carry out strategies to reduce alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and risky behaviors in our communities. CASAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and private donations.
CASAC's no longer keeps an active office due to State funding cuts. You can reach us by calling 860-937-9670.
In collaboration with our communities, the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is a strategic catalyst to reduce substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. We advocate for comprehensive prevention education, healthy decision making, and high impact programming in service to our diverse constituencies.
CASAC provides interactive presentations about a host of topics to youth and adults. We seek to develop each presentation to meet the particular need of the individual community.
CASAC as a Resource Center
CASAC disseminates current information about prevention and early intervention through the Local Prevention Councils, Youth Service Bureaus, schools, community groups and agencies within our region. Videos, DVDs, brochures, curricula are all available from CASAC's library. Contact us at 860.286.9333 for more information.
CASAC has developed a student alcohol, tobacco and other drugs which is available to all schools in our 16 town region. The survey assesses students attitudes and actions in regards to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, problem gambling, and peer perceptions.
Board of Directors 2017/2018
President: Donna Zaharevitz - Judicial Liaison, CT Council on Problem Gambling
Vice President: Steve Dexter - CEO Russell International
Secretary/Treasurer: Peter Black - Concerned Citizen, Canton
Steve Walsh - Businessman - West hartford
Philip Janes - Concerned Citizen, Granby
John Mancini - Licensed Therapist and City of Hartford Fire Fighter
Lydia Tedone - Concerned Citizen, Simsbury
Chris McKee - Captain, Suffield Police Department
David Messenger - Concern Citizen, Suffield
Justine Ginsberg - Farmington Valley Health District