To prevent prescription drug misuse, please visit your local law enforcement agency this Saturday, October 26th for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to drop off your unused or expired and over the counter medications (including pet medications).
Visit your local law enforcement agency on Saturday, October 26th for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to drop off your unused or expired and over the counter medications (including pet medications) Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Cumberland, Maine Police Department Falmouth Maine Police Department Freeport Maine Police Department Yarmouth, Maine Police Department.
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.
“What is prescription pain reliever misuse? As defined by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it’s “use without a prescription of one’s own or use at a higher dosage or more often than prescribed.
Unfortunately, high school student-athletes can be especially vulnerable to prescription painkiller misuse. The pain relief, an eagerness to return to the field after injury, and the belief that such medication is “safe” because they’re prescribed by a doctor, are just a few reasons why.
Here are five tips – along with online resources – for parents and educators to help keep your student-athlete from misusing painkillers.”
Click here to read the tips and see the online resources.
“During adolescence, the brain is highly flexible. Teenagers are constantly taking in new information and forming ideas, opinions and connections.”
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!
Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery.
Check out a few of the apps* – all free and available to download on both iPhones and Androids – below:
Tip: Managing stress does not have to include the use of alcohol or drugs. The best way to handle stress is through healthy habits.
Exercise, healthy eating, sleeping well and maintaining close relationships are important in stress management. These key actions can help reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life. Quick fixes like drugs or alcohol may temporarily mask stress but the long-term effects are unhealthy.