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The Upper Merion Area CAST initiative is a coalition of individuals from all sectors of the community working toward the goal of decreasing and preventing drug use and violence among youth.

This process includes:
• Researching drug and violence issues in the
Upper Merion Area.
• Developing a marketing campaign.
• Planning and implementing evidence-based interventions.
• Creating community change with positive alternatives for youth.
• Relying on community and parental involvement to see lasting change.

CAST's Project Pizza Box Campaign -
Preventing Underage Drinking

If you ordered a pizza recently, you may have noticed a sticker on the box telling you that 38% of Upper Merion teens believe that getting alcohol is as easy as getting a pizza. 

So where do teens get alcohol? 
Why would parents provide alcohol to minors?
What is the Pennsylvania Law on providing alcohol to anyone under 21?
So what can parents do to keep their kids safe and prevent underage drinking?

to read more.


CAST is urging all households to purchase
a prescription medication lock box. Don¹t become an accidental drug dealer by allowing your children and visitors to your home to have access to potentially dangerous medications.  The vast majority of teens who abuse prescription drugs do so using the drugs they find in the medicine cabinets of their families, friends, and grandparents.
Lock Your Meds Today, and Help Us Have a Safer Tomorrow!

Click Here For More Information or to Make a Purchase.



© 2015
This website was developed,  in part, under a grant number SP 14395-07 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS.
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