Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking

TALK EARLY, TALK OFTEN…KEEP TALKING!
Parents are the #1 influence in a child’s life. It’s not too early to talk with your child to prevent youth substance use.
When to Talk:
– In a car, you have a captive audience to provide short bits of information.
– When watching TV, address any illegal drug or alcohol use shown.
– During mealtimes, take time to speak with your child – research shows that children who have dinner with their families are less likely to drink alcohol or use illegal drugs.
 
What to Say:
– Preschool: “Vitamins are to keep us healthy, but only take what I give you.”
– Elementary School: “You should only take medicines that your doctor chooses for you – it’s dangerous to take someone else’s medicine and it could make you sick.”
– Middle School: “Alcohol and drugs can damage your brain and may stop you from being your best in school and in sports.

Freeport Community Day

Today is Community Day in Freeport! Head over to Freeport Community Services to enjoy the activities!

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Maine Liquor Laws and Hosting Parties

Summer is a time for enjoying friends and family while hosting parties- learn about the Maine’s liquor laws before you host!

5 Tips for Navigating the Stress and Anxiety in College

College is an exciting time for many young adults. It’s a time of newfound freedom, opportunity to expand one’s social network, develop new friendships, engage intellectually and consider one’s future career paths. However, it can be a challenging and stressful time for many. To read the tips please click the link to the full article below.

https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/5-tips-navigating-stress-and-anxiety-college

 

“There’s a lot of stigma and misunderstanding with substance use disorders, treatment and recovery. But you should never let social judgment stand in the way of getting your child the help he or she needs and deserves. Here are nine facts to know so you can be better prepared to help your child.”

9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get Wrong

 

 

6 Things To Do Before Child Gets Home From Treatment

  1. First, it’s time for a thorough housecleaning to prevent any temptations.
  2. Next, get naloxone as a prevention measure.
  3. Make the aftercare plan a priority.
  4. Try CRAFT skills to improve communications in your family.
  5. Develop a contract and a Recovery Plan
  6. Take it one day — perhaps one minute — at a time.

6 Things to Do Before Your Kid Comes Home from Addiction Treatment

 

 

 

Yarmouth Police Praise Kids Who Do Good

Thank you to our local community members, police departments and businesses that support our Positive Ticket Program! To learn more or to support our program, check out the Portland Press Herald article below!

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/16/thats-the-ticket-yarmouth-police-praise-kids-who-do-good/