Council on Substance Abuse and Youth Program

The Council on Substance Abuse and Youth (CSAY) was established to address the growing problem of youth alcohol use in Westmoreland County through the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant in October of 2008.

Since that time CSAY has evolved to address underage drinking and prescription drug use/abuse of youth throughout Westmoreland County.

CSAY is a drug-free communities coalition, which brings together community members working to create a safe, healthy, and drug-free environment for youth and families in Mount Pleasant.

The WeDAC community mobilizer can offer programming to businesses, youth, parents, senior citizens, and faith-based organizations throughout the Mount Pleasant community.

Mission Statement of the CSAY

The Council on Substance Abuse and Youth (CSAY) is committed to the prevention and reduction of youth and adult substance abuse in our communities. We are dedicated to working together to provide education, encourage recovery and create social change to empower individuals to take a stand to end substance abuse in our neighborhoods.

Warning Signs of a Possible Drug Problem

  • Skipping classes or not doing well in school

  • Unusual odors on clothes or in a room

  • Hostility or lack of cooperation

  • Physical changes (red eyes, runny nose)

  • Borrowing money often, or suddenly having extra cash

  • Lack of interest in activities

  • Significant mood changes

  • Loss of interest in personal appearance

  • Change in friends

  • Heightened secrecy about actions or possessions

  • Tell your teen what you expect

  • Set rules and stick to them

  • Give advice on avoiding risky situations

  • Stay involved in your teens life

  • Know what your child is doing

  • Get to know who your teen’s friends are

  • Follow up on your suspicions

  • Talk, Talk, Talk to your kids about the dangers of drug use

  • Take action when necessary

    SPHS Case Management Unit

    • 724-832-5880 ext. 2 or 1-800-220-1810

    Gateway Rehabilitation Center

    • 724-853-7300

    Outside In

    • 724-837-1518

    SPHS Behavioral Health

  • Latrobe: 724-532-1700

  • Greensburg: 724-834-0420

  • Mon Valley: 724-684-6989 ext. 4200

  • Greenbrier New Kensington

    • 724-339-7180

    Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.

    • 724-243-2220

  • Substance Abuse Helpline

    • 1-844-897-8927