13 Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe this Halloween

TeenSafe suggests 13 tips for parents for keeping your teen safe this Halloween, visit the site here.


Have Frequent Conversations With Youth About Underage Drinking

Short, frequent discussions can have a real impact on your child’s decisions about alcohol. Learn more about why it’s important to talk to your kids about underage drinking by visiting SAMHSA’s website: http://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources/small-conversations

Greely High School volunteers helped to get reusable grocery bags ready to distribute to our local food pantries! Thank you to our local youth!



Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete-Tip of the Week: Regularly drinking alcohol before your teen brain is fully developed can impact impulse-control and the memory and learning areas of the brain.
Brain development is still occurring between the ages of 12-26 and scientific research has shown that binge-drinking or regularly drinking alcohol as a teen can result in irreversible brain change.

How to Store Medicines Safely in Home

Be sure to track and lock up your prescription medications at home. See the video below from KnowYouOTCs.org.

Drug Take-Back on 10/21 and 10/22

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, October 22nd for local law enforcement agencies, however the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs tomorrow 10/21 from 5a-7p in Portland. Please check out the details below.



Local Principals Collaborate for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Check out the article featuring the collaboration between local high school principals for National Substance Abuse Prevention month!

School leaders unite for drug-abuse awareness push



Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete- Tip of the Week: Be sure to cross train one or two days a week. Participate in another activity to avoid overuse injury and let your muscles repair.
Rest can be just as important to fitness as working out. Your body gets stronger during the rest period as it rebuilds itself from exercising, giving your muscles time to heal and also reducing the risk of injury. You can practice alternating between hard and easy workouts, involving cross-training and valuing your personal time.

Transition to Middle School Tips

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Author Marybeth Hicks provides tips to parents to help guide their children through Middle School, keeping them safe and healthy.