Talking With Your Teen About Marijuana

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a substance use prevention campaign, “Talk. They Hear You” that helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. Click on the link below to read about talking with your teen about marijuana.

Talk They Hear You Marijuana

Free Screening: LIKE- Documentary on Finding Balance in our Digital World

Join us Tuesday March 16 @ 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT for a virtual screening and panel of LIKE a Documentary about the impact of social media on our lives.

LIKE is a film-based education program exploring the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening? We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
This free event is made possible with generous support from the Bradley Family Foundation and Casco Bay CAN. Hosted by Freeport Middle School and Freeport Community Services. View the details and register below!

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: 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.

Student Resources for Stress and Anxiety Regarding COVID-19

The Casco Ban CAN website has a list of Hot Topics, including a resource page dedicated to support during COVID-19. We have compiled and are sharing a list of resources for families, counselors, educators, and other community members, to help address the additional pressures, stresses, and changes our youth are encountering during this challenging time.

If you are interested to learn more, including helpful apps that teens can use, click here: https://www.cascobaycan.org/covid-19-support/

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Alcohol suppresses training hormones for up to 4 days. You may show up to practice but there will be little improvement or gains

A few drinks can offset your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance and compromising your mental game. Alcohol affects your ability to learn new plays and strategies; it decreases your aptitude for muscle development and recovery and negatively impacts your nutrition and endurance.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Using alcohol and marijuana shuts down 10-11 of the 13 geographic regions of the brain, reaction diminishes significantly.

Using alcohol and marijuana can cause significant negative effects on an individual. Marijuana impacts your coordination, resulting in decreased ability to move, react and stay balanced. The use of alcohol controls the brain in many ways and can result in difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times and impaired memory. Think about these facts before using alcohol or marijuana.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams

Every team is made up of a set of diverse individuals who bring a variety of strengths to their sport. When a group of athletes are faced with a difficult opponent, they share a purpose to be part of something larger – to score that one goal or even to defeat the team who has been undefeated all season. Make it a priority to understand your group’s common goal and use the benefits of working as a team to accomplish that goal.