Properly dispose medications

Almost 60 percent of Americans Have Opioids at Home They No Longer Use: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids article.

Visit Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport and Yarmouth police stations to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications in drug take-back boxes.

 

 

Gray-New Gloucester High School Students Participate in Project Sticker Shock

Gray-New Gloucester High School students, New Gloucester Village Store Owner and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office highlighted in Keep Me Current for Project Sticker Shock! See the article here.

 

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Spark conversations with your kids!

Receive free, daily questions by text through Q4KIDZ, a project of ParentsTogether, a national parents membership association working to help all children and families in the US thrive. Learn more here!

CDC Releases Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Report

Read the newly released Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBSS) report. The CDC states that the YRBSS monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among youth and young adults: 1) behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; 2) tobacco use; 3) alcohol and other drug use; 4) sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; 5) unhealthy dietary behaviors; and 6) physical inactivity. In addition, YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other priority health behaviors. YRBSS includes a national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) conducted by CDC and state and large urban school district school-based YRBSs conducted by state and local education and health agencies. This report summarizes results for 118 health behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma from the 2015 national survey, 37 state surveys, and 19 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9–12.

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.
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• 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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