Do you know the facts about drugs and alcohol?

Test your knowledge about drugs and alcohol by taking the 2017 interactive National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge quiz!

There are 10 questions and 2 brainiac questions! Click here to take the quiz now

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: To increase flexibility hold each stretch for at least 45 seconds

Hold each of your stretches for at least 45 seconds and repeat two to three times and remember to breathe through each. Stretching for this period of time will lengthen your muscles therefore increasing your range of motion. Additional benefits also include improved circulation, better posture, stress relief and enhanced coordination.

5th Annual Faith Leaders Forum

Thank you to all of our service area faith leaders for attending Casco Bay CAN’s 5th Annual Faith Leaders Forum! We hosted a panel of speakers that provided information on available youth drug and alcohol services.


Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age

What: Screenagers, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time
When: January, 25, 2016 from 6-8pm
Where: YPAC, Yarmouth High School

Link to free tickets:

The Yarmouth K-8 PTO is excited to present Screenagers with the support of YEF, Yarmouth Alumni Association, and First Parish Church. This is a FREE event, but tickets are required. Students (age 10 and up) are invited to join their parents for this community event. There will be a short break-out session after facilitated by The Family Leadership Center of Yarmouth.


National Drug Facts Week

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) launched it’s National Drug Facts Week today, it goes until January 29th! To learn more about Drug Facts Week, visit their website here

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Every time you drink alcohol, you lose approximately 14 days of training effect.

That’s right, drinking alcohol will erase two weeks of training effect. You are wasting your time and your team will suffer. Alcohol impacts your coordination, resulting in decreased ability to move, react and stay balanced. Alcohol is a metabolic poison, clear and simple. It affects the entire body and all body systems, especially those that control high performance.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With Stress

Hey Sigmund: Where the Science of Psychology Meets the Art of Being Human

5 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With Stress

  1. Teach them a few quick calming strategies
  2. Start a dialogue about the stress
  3. Simplify your schedule
  4. Find good distractions
  5. Model healthy coping strategies

Full article here

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

The Child Mind Institute indicates that experts reveal how youth are growing up with more anxiety and less self-esteem. Read the full article here

Youth Panel 2017

Casco Bay CAN hosted its annual Youth Panel last week. Students from Falmouth High School, Freeport High School, Gray-New Gloucester High School, Greely High School and Yarmouth High School shared their perspective on substance use. Attendee’s included healthcare professionals, school personnel, counselors, law enforcement and other community members. Thank you to all the students that participated!


Teachers are Parents’ Allies

Parents are the biggest influence on whether pre-teens and teens decide to drink alcohol but teachers are important allies. Parents can make the most of this by asking teachers to give them a head’s up if they notice anything. Read the article from Ask. Listen. Learn. here