Safe Graduation Tips!

Casco Bay CAN (Create Awareness Now) would like everyone to have a safe and fun graduation. This is special time to celebrate and below we have provided a few tips to make sure teens and young adults are safely celebrating.
• Talk to the parents of your teens’ friends to confirm plans for after graduation and exchange phone numbers
• Have your teen check in at different times
• Make sure that you know the address where your teen will be
• Let your teen know that colleges can take away what they have offered- Illegal behavior could lead to a loss in scholarship funds or acceptance to a college
• Consider hosting an after graduation party that is substance-free and ask other responsible adults to help host the party

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Casco Bay CAN featured!

Casco Bay CAN was recently featured in the National Association of Counties (NAC0) Newsletter!

What is “710”?

Do you know what “710” stands for? Learn more about it and the risks here

Yellow Tulip Project

WGME writes, “The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in Maine. One out of every five teenagers is suffering from mental illness or depression, and 16-year-old Julia Hansen wants to help her peers who are struggling. Julia wanted to do something to bring happiness to people’s lives and raise awareness about mental illness. She recently started The Yellow Tulip Project.”

Teen Stress and Pressures

This short-film documentary from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids will explore the incredible stress and pressure that teens face today, and the sometimes unhealthy ways they cope with that stress.

SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Director Presents to Maine Community Leaders

On Friday, May 20th, Dr. Kevin Sabet, SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Director, spoke to community leaders from around the state regarding concerns with recreational marijuana legalization.

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