2019 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Cole Chandler, MSAD 15 School Resource Officer Gray-New Gloucester High School, Beth Blakeman-Pohl, Casco Bay CAN Program Director and Kim Gillies, Casco Bay CAN Program Coordinator attended the 2019 Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta this week. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

Thank you to SRO Chandler for attending on behalf of our Law Enforcement Subcommittee!

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Complex carbohydrates for pre-game fuel equals better performance.

Your body needs energy to perform at its best, and you get that energy from glycogen. Glycogen acts as your body’s fuel source and is found in complex carbohydrates. Eat foods that are rich in starch—potatoes, pasta and rice. It’s extremely important that your body has time to digest the food so eat three hours before you compete to avoid cramping and fatigue during the competition.

How Cannabis Can Harm the Teen Brain

1. Increases the risk of depression and suicidal behavior
2. Impairs cognitive function
3. Disrupts the brain’s maturation process
4. Reduces blood flow to the brain

4 Ways Cannabis Harms the Teenage Brain

 

 

Five Ways to Talk with Your Kids So They Feel Loved

Read the full article from Greater Good Magazine here

1. You are loved for who you are and who you will become

2. Your feelings help your parents and caregivers know what you need

3. There are different ways to express your feelings

4. Everyone is a learner and making mistakes is part of learning

5. Your parents and caregivers are trying to be the best parents they can be

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Stay motivated and healthy during spring break

Find a workout buddy to keep you on track during vacation. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy with greens, fruits and vegetables and build muscle with fish, eggs and brown rice. Enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family and also take time to rest and relax.