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.
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.
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
Axiom Family Counseling Services
D & A Case Management Unit
SPHS Behavioral Health
Mon Valley: 724-684-6989 ext. 4200
New Kensington: 724-339-6860
Greenbrier New Kensington
Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.