2019 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Cole Chandler, MSAD 15 School Resource Officer Gray-New Gloucester High School, Beth Blakeman-Pohl, Casco Bay CAN Program Director and Kim Gillies, Casco Bay CAN Program Coordinator attended the 2019 Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta this week. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

Thank you to SRO Chandler for attending on behalf of our Law Enforcement Subcommittee!

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Complex carbohydrates for pre-game fuel equals better performance.

Your body needs energy to perform at its best, and you get that energy from glycogen. Glycogen acts as your body’s fuel source and is found in complex carbohydrates. Eat foods that are rich in starch—potatoes, pasta and rice. It’s extremely important that your body has time to digest the food so eat three hours before you compete to avoid cramping and fatigue during the competition.

How Cannabis Can Harm the Teen Brain

1. Increases the risk of depression and suicidal behavior
2. Impairs cognitive function
3. Disrupts the brain’s maturation process
4. Reduces blood flow to the brain

4 Ways Cannabis Harms the Teenage Brain

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Stay motivated and healthy during spring break

Find a workout buddy to keep you on track during vacation. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy with greens, fruits and vegetables and build muscle with fish, eggs and brown rice. Enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family and also take time to rest and relax.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Alcohol suppresses training hormones for up to 4 days. You may show up to practice but there will be little improvement or gains.

A few drinks can offset your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance and compromising your mental game. Alcohol affects your ability to learn new plays and strategies; it decreases your aptitude for muscle development and recovery and negatively impacts your nutrition and endurance.

Parent Night at Greely High School

Join Greely High School Administration and other parents next Monday from 6:30-7:30pm at Greely High School for a Parent Night. Choose from a variety of topics to attend!

Community Locations Support Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and Casco Bay CAN has resources available to you in the following locations across our service area: Bow Street Market, Casco Bay and Pineland YMCA of Southern Maine, Freeport Community Library, Merrill Memorial Library, Prince Memorial Library, New Gloucester Public Library and Gray Public Library. The libraries also have resource books on drug and alcohol prevention, positive discipline, how to stay connected to your teen, etc.

Thank you to all our local organizations for supporting April Alcohol Awareness Month and helping to keep youth safe!

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