Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force

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Alcohol Awareness

Our education programs help adolescents and young adults learn about the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems.

Vaping Prevention

Electronic nicotine devices or e-cigarettes are highly-addictive and harmful to developing lungs. Our programs can reduce risk behavior, particularly in adolescents and young adults.

Marijuana Prevention

If your teen or young adult is abusing marijuana, we can help. Our programs were created to prevent the use and misuse of this commonly misunderstood drug.

Opioids Prevention

Opioid misuse is a serious problem. We offer research and evidence-based programs for the treatment and prevention of all opioid-type drugs.

Safe Prescription Use

Our medication safety programs can help with the safe usage and storage of many commonly-prescribed medications to keep you and your family safe.

Who We Serve

The Cranston Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force (CSAPTF) was formerly run by the City of Cranston and is now operated by the Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP). The goals of the task force are to assess the needs of the residents of the City of Cranston in order to develop a substance abuse program to help with the risks associated with alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products. The CSAPTF has developed into a cohesive and coordinated stakeholder group committed to increasing community education about substance abuse while decreasing at-risk substance abuse behavior.

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CCAP Awarded $625,000 to Combat Youth Substance Abuse

CRANSTON, R.I., November 30, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced that Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) was awarded a grant totaling $625,000 to establish a Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) in the City of Cranston. CCAP's Cranston Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will receive $125,000 each year for the next five years for a total of $625,000.

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Middle school students, staff learn about dangers of vaping

As the vaping epidemic affects young people across the nation, the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force, Cranston Public Schools and Cranston Police Department are working together to help take on the issue by educating students.

All of the eighth-grade students in Cranston Public Schools, along with their physical education and health teachers, have been presented with a vaping presentation by Dana DeVerna and Katelyn Bianco from the Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force. The school resource officers from the middle school level were present at the assemblies.

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