How to Help Kids Dodge Cigarette, Vaping, and Pot Marketing and Stay Smoke-Free

New ways to smoke, new stuff to smoke, and evolving legal guidelines make it tougher to teach kids to just say no. Read the full article here.

 

Resource Books at Local Libraries

Casco Bay CAN has donated books to our service area libraries: Falmouth Memorial Library, Freeport Community Library, Gray Public Library, New Gloucester Public Library, Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth and Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland. Check them out at your local library and view a listing here: Library Books Updated 2019

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: During playoff season it is the healthy teams that have a better chance for success

Be a leader and make your own choices. Set an example to your peers and choose to surround yourself with those making healthy choices. Show your leadership by choosing not to use drugs or alcohol.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Celebrate safely during the end of the fall sports season

Make healthy choices and stay alcohol and drug-free to celebrate the end of your sports season. Plan a dinner out with friends and family, host a game or movie night or take an overnight trip to somewhere new. Take time to reflect on the season and prepare for your next sport or enjoy the off-season.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Choose not to use marijuana as it impacts your health, safety and potential for academic and athletic success.

THC (the chemical in marijuana) builds up in the brain and affects the skill recall area of the brain and delays reaction time. Marijuana compromises judgment and affects many other skills necessary to be a proficient athlete. These skills include alertness, concentration, coordination and reaction time.

Nurturing the Teen Brain

“During adolescence, the brain is highly flexible. Teenagers are constantly taking in new information and forming ideas, opinions and connections.”

Nurturing the Amazing Teen Brain

 

Free Webinar Series: An Online Q&A for Parents

Join FCD Prevention Works for a free webinar! There’s no manual for raising a healthy kid. Parents receive plenty of conflicting information from a variety of sources. As a result, you or the parents around you may have a lot of questions about how to help teens live safe, healthy, rewarding lives, without unhealthy alcohol and other drug risks. And of course, parents are busy and short on time!

Please join FCD Prevention Works for one (or both!) of two quick parent Q&A webinars. You can log-in from the comfort of your home, office, or other favorite internet hotspot. An FCD Prevention Specialist will answer your questions about substance use prevention from a health perspective.

Some topics we may cover during these live, online sessions include:
• Where do the main pressures on kids to use drugs come from?
• What is vaping and JUULing? How can I keep my kids away from it?
• How much impact do parent attitudes and modeling have on teen use?
• What dangers does marijuana pose to my child?

Click here to learn more or to register!