Programs + Resources

Tips + Resources for Coaches + Educators


Addiction Resource Center

Anonymous Tip Line

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, SAMHSA

Brain Power! Curriculum on Substance Abuse Prevention Grades K-12

CADCA: Resource Assistance and Support

Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)– CATCH collaborated with researchers at Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health to create CATCH My Breath™, a prevention program specific to middle and high schoolers’ use of E-cigarettes.

Connect With Kids: Resources for Parents, Teachers and Community Members

DEA’s Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults

Drug Facts: Trends and Fact Sheets from NIDA

Drug Prevention Project

Drugs 4 Real: Educators Guide

Foundation for a Drug-Free World: Videos, Brochures and Curriculum

Graduation Safety Tips

Heads Up Interactive Website for Grades 6-10

LGBTQ Youth Resources

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series Grades 9-12

NIDA Interactive Website for Educators and Grades 5-9

Operation Prevention: Classroom Resources

Prom Safety Tips for Parents

Relationships First, Creating Connections That Help Young People Thrive

Search Institute: Resources and information

Talk Early Talk Often (poster)

Teaching  Packets from the NIH Website

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

The Telling Room Project: Advice to Incoming High School Students from Casco Bay Region Upperclassmen

Too Smart to Start: Resources for Educators, Family Members and Community Leaders

Vaping Prevention

Why Most Teens in Casco Bay Choose Not to Use


Making a Winning Game Plan

Affects of Alcohol and Drugs on Athletes (poster)

Alcohol and Athletic Performance

Anonymous Tip Line

Coaches Playbook on Substance Abuse

The Coaches Playbook Against Drugs

The Telling Room Project: Advice to Incoming High School Students from Casco Bay Region Upperclassmen

Vaping Prevention

The Prescription Playbook

Opioid Identification Guide: What Are Opioids, Prescription Painkillers, Or Narcotics?

Social Media Toolkit

Don’t Be A Spectator Comes To Talking To Your Athletes About Prescription Opioids

Human Performance Project: Mood and Mindset Guide

John Underwood Resources

Captain’s Guide

Life of An Athlete NH Program Manual

Nutrition for Athletes

Sleep and Recovery for Athletes

The Coaches Playbook Life of an Athlete NH

Substance Abuse Prevention Resources


NIAAA: Understanding the impact of alcohol on human health and well-being

National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge Quiz

2019 Middle School Independent Reading Book List for Drugs/Alcohol Use & Abuse



The Dangers of Vaping, 2:06 minutes – Dr. Subroto Paul, MPH, Director of Thoracic Surgery for RWJBarnabas Health, examines the vaping health crisis

Smoking vs Vaping, 4 minutes – Is vaping actually better for your health?


Maine Liquor Laws: What Adults and Youth Need to Know, 9 minutes – Features B.C. Consultants Speaker Frank Lyons, Alcohol Compliance Training Consultant

Brain Development

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain, 4 minutes – Highly acclaimed 4 minute animation that discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behavior. It presents complex and up-to-date neurobiological research in a way that is engaging and relevant for teenagers

How Alcohol Affects Your Developing Brain, 3 minutes – This is the first in an educational series of seven videos detailing alcohol’s effects on the developing brain. This video serves as an overview to introduce how the brain works, what neurotransmission is, and how alcohol negatively impairs regular function and development.


Teen Health: Substance Use and Abuse, 3 minutes – Decision-making in teens involves a chemical called dopamine in the brain’s reward center. Dopamine helps transmit signals in the brain that make people feel happy. The number of brain receptors interacting with dopamine is higher in adolescence than at any other time of life

The Stigma of Addiction, 14 minutes – Tony Hoffman has dedicated his life to bringing awareness around the country by describing the dangers of prescription pills and heroin, as well as advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction-recovery processes. Recorded at TEDxFresnoState

This Is What Happens to Your Brain on Opioids, 4 minutes – Driven by opioid addiction, drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States

Dr. Ruth Potee – Thoughtful, well researched talks on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain

Teaching Video on Anti-Drug Abuse, 5 minutes – Suitable for educators, this teaching video is created with the objective of facilitating classroom discussion on the topic of anti-drug abuse


How does marijuana affect your brain? 18 minutes – Marijuana is getting more and more popular every year. Public sentiment is shifting and states across the U.S. have begun legalizing pot for medical and recreational use. But what does marijuana do to your brain?

Your Brain On Edible Marijuana, 2 minutes – Is eating pot actually better for you?

THC vs CBD: What’s In Your Weed?, 4 minutes – How do CBD and THC work differently?

Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain, 4 minutes – A short animated video about the effects of cannabis on the brain. Brain development, adolescence and short and long-term effects of cannabis/weed/pot are explained in simple language

Websites/Other Resources

Factile – free learning platform that lets teachers create engaging jeopardy-style quiz games for the classroom. Assess students’ understanding of new topics or review the latest concepts using our simple, user-friendly gameboard

Foundation for a Drug-Free World – nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free

Ask, Listen, Learn – FREE digital underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13 (grades 4-7) and their parents and educators with the goal to reduce underage drinking. The information provided throughout the program guides adults with ways to start communicating with kids about alcohol and the developing brain– and how to continue talking to them as part of a lifetime of conversations.

Parents Empowered – A media and education campaign designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking by providing information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use

Wait 21 – Grassroots movement educating and empowering youth to live healthy lives

Journey – A printed magazine for the state of Maine to amplify hope & celebrate freedom from addiction