April is Alcohol Awareness Month and Casco Bay CAN has resources available to you in the following locations across our service area: Bow Street Market, Casco Bay and Pineland YMCA of Southern Maine, Freeport Community Library, Merrill Memorial Library, Prince Memorial Library, New Gloucester Public Library and Gray Public Library. The libraries also have resource books on drug and alcohol prevention, positive discipline, how to stay connected to your teen, etc.
Thank you to all our local organizations for supporting April Alcohol Awareness Month and helping to keep youth safe!
Tip of the Week: Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional.
Every time you fail, you move one step closer to succeeding. Embrace failure as part of success and get going. Perseverance will help to overcome challenges; it is easy to become overwhelmed so take it one step at a time
The largest known brain imaging study shows that heavy use of marijuana and alcohol accelerate brain aging. To reach the full article, click here
Tip: Prep for the game: eat well, sleep plenty and think positively.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before a game. When you wake up, eat food high in protein and carbohydrates. Remember, water and drinks high in electrolytes will help sustain your energy for the duration of the game. During the time before the game, try to use as little energy as possible and think about the best outcomes regardless of how tough your opponent may be.
Positive messages to communicate to your child about drug and alcohol facts:
This overview from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is intended to help you know what questions to ask when a healthcare provider recommends or prescribes a pain reliever for your child, and how to be sure that your child takes the medication as prescribed without misusing the medication or sharing it with others.