Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Nicotine in one vaping pod is equivalent to the nicotine in one pack of cigarettes

Vaping marijuana or nicotine can cause respiratory problems and decrease aerobic capacity- it reduces athletic ability by interfering with lung function. It also causes shortness of breath 3 times more often than nonsmokers- nicotine narrows blood vessels and makes your heart work harder than it should.

Reflecting on My Addiction and Recovery, Then and Now

We are so proud of Andrew and all of his work with Young People in Recovery, across the state of Maine and beyond!

Encouraging Change Talk

From the Center for Motivation and Change: When you are trying to help someone decide to make a behavioral change, it’s more common than not to experience a back and forth process of openness and resistance to the change being considered. Change is hard and ambivalence is normal. As family members, friends, and treatment providers we can contribute to the change process moving along (and maybe even speed it up) or we can contribute to it grinding to a halt. If you know what to look for in conversations, you can help build up a person’s motivation to change.

To read the full article, click here.

Thank you Dr. Gold!

Thank you to Dr. Mark Gold for providing a training and presentation to our community. Dr. Gold is a world renowned expert on substance use disorder diseases and has worked for over 40 years to develop models for understanding the effects of substances on the brain and behavior.
 
Thank you also to AdCare Educational Institute of Maine and Yarmouth High School for helping to host these events!
 
Shown below: Dr. Gold and Casco Bay CAN Coalition member Peter Scott

September is Recovery Month

From the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: September is Recovery Month, and to us, it’s a time of hope and reflection, and also an opportunity to acknowledge the role that parents and caregivers play in the recovery story of so many. Learn more: http://bit.ly/recovery-month-facebook

Thank you to Falmouth Athletics!

Falmouth High School (Maine) hosted the last Sports Information Night for our service area last night. Thank you to Falmouth Athletics Director James Coffey for supporting Casco Bay CAN and helping to keep youth safe and healthy!

Parents, athletes and community members please join us on Wednesday, September 26th from 6:30-8pm at Falmouth High School to hear national speaker John Underwood. John has coached Olympians and will talk about the latest research on training, nutrition, the power of positive influence and the effects of alcohol and drugs on peak performance.