Secure or Drop Off Prescription Drugs

Visit your local law enforcement agency to drop off your unused or expired and over the counter medications (including pet medications) Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Cumberland, Maine Police Department Falmouth Maine Police Department Freeport Maine Police Department Yarmouth, Maine Police Department

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Managing stress does not have to include the use of alcohol or drugs. The best way to handle stress is through healthy habits.

Exercise, healthy eating, sleeping well and maintaining close relationships are important in stress management. These key actions can help reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life. Quick fixes like drugs or alcohol may temporarily mask stress but the long-term effects are unhealthy.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Athletes who sleep at least 8 hours per night are 68% less likely to sustain an injury compared to those who get less sleep.

Lack of sleep impacts reaction times and performance and causes fatigue. Aim to sleep at least 8 hours per night to maximize muscle growth, repair and recovery. This will also help improve cognitive skills and concentration. All of these factors together can contribute to a lower rate of athletic injuries.

Student Intervention & Reintegration Program

The SIRP program is provided free by Casco Bay CAN. The next class is September 28th and September 29th, please contact cascobaycansirp@gmail.com for additional information to to register!

Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking

TALK EARLY, TALK OFTEN…KEEP TALKING!
Parents are the #1 influence in a child’s life. It’s not too early to talk with your child to prevent youth substance use.
When to Talk:
– In a car, you have a captive audience to provide short bits of information.
– When watching TV, address any illegal drug or alcohol use shown.
– During mealtimes, take time to speak with your child – research shows that children who have dinner with their families are less likely to drink alcohol or use illegal drugs.
 
What to Say:
– Preschool: “Vitamins are to keep us healthy, but only take what I give you.”
– Elementary School: “You should only take medicines that your doctor chooses for you – it’s dangerous to take someone else’s medicine and it could make you sick.”
– Middle School: “Alcohol and drugs can damage your brain and may stop you from being your best in school and in sports.

Yarmouth Police Praise Kids Who Do Good

Thank you to our local community members, police departments and businesses that support our Positive Ticket Program! To learn more or to support our program, check out the Portland Press Herald article below!

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/16/thats-the-ticket-yarmouth-police-praise-kids-who-do-good/

 

 

Positive Tickets in Yarmouth

Thank you to the Yarmouth, Maine Police Department for helping to support our positive ticket program! Tickets are the result of a collaboration with our local police departments and the Cumberland Foodstop. Shown below: Chief Dan Gallant, Officer Shawn Miles and Yarmouth youth!