Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

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.

Successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 24th our local police departments participated in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! Thank you to the Freeport Police Department, Cumberland Police Department, Yarmouth Police Department and Falmouth Police Department for helping to keep our community safe and healthy. We appreciate all you do!

 

5 Tips for Monitoring Your Teen to Help Prevent Underage Drinking

5 Tips for Monitoring Your Teen to Help Prevent Underage Drinking

  • Limit Access
    If you have alcohol in your home, keep track of it and lock it up
  • Network
    Get to know the parents of your pre/teen’s friends
  • Enforce Rules
    Enforce your rules consistently and tell your pre/teen what behavior you expect from them while they are out
  • Check in Often
    Ask your pre/teen where they will be and check in with other parents
  • Be Up and Be Ready
    Wait up and look for signs of use

To view more resources on youth alcohol prevention visit our website here

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Stay motivated and healthy during your upcoming 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.

Alcohol and the Impact on the Teen Brain

The average age parents have conversations w/ their kids about alcohol is almost 10 yrs old.
It’s never too early to discuss how underage drinking can impact their developing brains🧠.
Check out Ask, Listen, Learn resources below!

How alcohol affects your kids’ brains (VIDEOS)

 

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Managing stress does not have to include the use of alcohol or drugs. The best way to handle stress is through healthy habits.

Exercise, healthy eating, sleeping well and maintaining close relationships are important in stress management. These key actions can help reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life. Quick fixes like drugs or alcohol may temporarily mask stress but the long-term effects are unhealthy.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month – 5 Tips to Help Your Teen

April is Alcohol Awareness Month! Check out this short 3 minute video to learn 5 Tips To Help Your Teen Stay Safe And Substance Free!