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.

Substance Use and Brain Aging

The largest known brain imaging study shows that heavy use of marijuana and alcohol accelerate brain aging. To reach the full article, click here

 

This helpful article from Child Mind Institute includes how adults can talk to teens about the harmful effects of vaping

Teen Vaping: What You Need to Know

 

What You Need to Know Before Your Child Has Surgery

This overview from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is intended to help you know what questions to ask when a healthcare provider recommends or prescribes a pain reliever for your child, and how to be sure that your child takes the medication as prescribed without misusing the medication or sharing it with others.

When Opioid Pain Relievers Are Prescribed For Your Child: What You Should Know

 

E-Cigarette and Vaping Facts

Check out Casco Bay CAN’s Vaping Prevention resource page, here!