Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact participation in sports. Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions form the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over the counter drugs, including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs, and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if they are not taken as prescribed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else as the side effects may include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or vision loss.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: 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.

10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have set aside a Chat Day each year during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to answer questions teens have about drugs and health. They’ve compiled teens’ 10 frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) from more than 118,000 queries they’ve received to help start a conversation about drugs and health. To view the FAQ’s click here

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Medication Management in College

Learn more from the Child Mind Institute about how your teen can successfully manage their medications in college. Topics highlighted include:

– Beginning Early
– Getting Organized
– Drinking and Medication
– Drugs and Dangers
– Parental Worries

Medication Management in College

 

Medication Misuse: What You Need to Know to Help Protect Children, Teens and Young Adults

You just received a prescription for your teenager. We encourage you to ask questions of your doctor. That’s how you can become fully aware of the risks of these medications and minimize the chances that your child will misuse them.
Learn more from about what you need to know to help protect children, teens and young adults from the Partnership to End Addiction below!
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Student Intervention and Reintegration Program

The Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP) is an evidence-based program for Maine teens, ages 13 – 18, who may be experimenting with alcohol and other drugs, making questionable decisions, or engaging in risky behavior. The program empowers teens to make healthy decisions and reduce risk, all without judgment or shame.
This 12-hour educational program is a conversation, not a lecture, and is offered in small groups at many Maine high schools. Each class is taught by a nationally certified instructor. SIRP is one small step in the right direction, and, for many teens, will be the biggest step of their lives. The class provides teens with facts and teaches them to assess risks and make better, more informed choices in their lives.
To learn more about the program, visit the SIRP website here: https://sirpmaine.com/