Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey

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Vaping and E-Cigarettes

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes places annually in April and October. You can dispose of any unwanted or expired prescription medications at the South Portland Police Department during Drug Take Back Day.

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Additional information on the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take-Back Initiative can be found here.

Prom Safety Tips
Click here to download a prom safety bookmark developed by SoPo Unite.

Event Hosting Tips

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Home Alone Program

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If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Lieutenant Todd Bernard or Officer Ryan Le, or Director of SoPo Unite.  Lt. Todd Bernard: Toddbe@southportland.org 799-5511 Ext. 7241 / Ofc. Ryan Le: Rle@southportland.org / SoPo Unite Director Lee Anne Dodge: ldodge@southportland.org 207-767-3266 ext 3422

South Portland Police Department Tipline
To report confidential tips related to underage drug or alcohol use, please call (207) 347-4100 or click here.

Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP)
SIRP is an evidence-based education based program for youth (ages 13-18) experimenting with alcohol or other drugs. The program empowers youth to make healthy decisions and reduce risk. A community champion conducts an informational meeting with parents and follows up with families to encourage success.

Click here to learn more about the SIRP Program and to view the upcoming class schedule.

Safe Storage and Marijuana

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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids created a Marijuana Talk Kit to help parents navigate how to communicate with their children about marijuana.

For important information about Recreational Marijuana for Non-Citizens, please see this flyer: ILRC Marijuana Alert final.pdf. For copies of this flyer in other languages, please contact Project Coordinator Jana Richards: jrichards@southportland.org. 

Future Aspirations

We know how important setting goals and planning for a successful future is for young people. The following three linked resources could be helpful in understanding how substance use can affect a future career, the differences between high school and college, and other local resources that support young people in helping them identify and succeed in their future aspirations. 

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HOW IS COLLEGE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL.pdf

Future Aspirations Parent Connector Session March 30th 2021 PDF.pdf

Additional Resources

Above the Influence: http://abovetheinfluence.com/

Maine Parents: http://www.maineparents.net/

Talk to Your Child About Alcohol: https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/MakeADiff_HTML/makediff.htm#Talkingwith

The Cool Spot: https://www.thecoolspot.gov/

Too Smart to Start: https://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/Start.aspx

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/

Various Resources: https://www.onlinemswprograms.com/resources/social-issues/resources-addiction-and-recovery/