International Overdose Awareness Day

Let’s join together for International Overdose Awareness Day to remember loved ones and help prevent overdose in our community. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

Prescription Drug Video PSA

In May 2017, Operation: PARENT​ announced the winners of their Video Challenge Contest.

As part of the contest, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education’s Operation Prevention, participants created 30 to 60 second original Public Service Announcements aimed at preventing other teens from abusing opioids.

Nate Trillo of Midlothian, Texas won third place and a $1,000 scholarship for his PSA “Real Life.” Watch it below.

Responsibility Starts With Educators

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility writes, students aren’t the only ones getting ready to go back to school. Educators are preparing to kick-start another year of helping students make smart, healthy decisions. See what these educators had to say about starting conversations about underage drinking in the classroom.

Casco Bay CAN Resource Books for Parents

Casco Bay CAN has donated all of these great resource books for parents and adults to our local service area libraries. Check them out!

17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

The more you know about each of these apps and website, the better you’ll be able to communicate with your teen about safe choices.

Embracing Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Primary Care

Primary Care is in a pivotal position to address the growing opioid and other substance use issues facing Maine’s citizens. It can only do so, however, in coordination with key community partners. Embracing Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Primary Care – A Community Approach, will explore these important intersections. Greater Portland Health, in partnership with Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME), and Maine Medical Association (MMA), is convening leading national and local experts to share their knowledge and dialog together. There is no cost for attendance at this event.

September 13th, 8a-4:30p
USM, Abromson Community Education Center

Click here to learn more and to register!

How Stress Affects Your Child’s Risk-Taking Ability

Stress doesn’t just affect your son or daughter’s thoughts or moods. It also has an enormous effect on their bodies, and their risk-taking abilities. Watch this bonus footage from our film BREAKING POINTS from George Slavich, PhD, Director of the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research.