August Tip Of The Month

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July Tip Of The Month

Communities Talk Video

Everyone in the community plays a role in preventing youth substance use. Casco Bay CAN presents this short 1 minute video, “Communities Talk,” with helpful hints on when to talk to youth and what you can say to make a difference.

School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

Casco Bay CAN is so grateful for Officer/ RSU 5 School Resource Officer Mike McManus! He is instrumental in keeping our community safe and healthy and has truly made a large impact in his commitment to Casco Bay CAN. We appreciate you, Officer McManus!

 

             

 

 

How Anxiety Affects Teenagers

How is anxiety different in teenagers than younger children?
What are signs of anxiety in teens?
Why is substance use a problem for anxious teens?
 
Learn more from the Child Mind Institute here.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: It is difficult to reach peak performance and learn new information if under the influence of marijuana.

The effects of marijuana can remain in the body for up to several days and may negatively impact attention, motivation, memory and learning. It can also compromise judgment and affect many other skills necessary to be successful in sports.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Never increase your exercise intensity or the amount of weight lifted by a factor of 10% every 2 weeks

Be smart to avoid injury when training for your sport. Gradual increases in exercise intensity and amount of weight lifted will provide the best results. Progression is the key to the success of your workout.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Choose not to use marijuana as it impacts your health, safety and potential for academic and athletic success.

THC (the chemical in marijuana) builds up in the brain and affects the skill recall area of the brain and delays reaction time. Marijuana compromises judgment and affects many other skills necessary to be a proficient athlete. These skills include alertness, concentration, coordination and reaction time.