Skip To Main Content

Teen Wellness Health

Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Resources & Tips for Parents of Teens

For information and support on talking to other parents about youth drug and alcohol use, check out this resource from Casco Bay CAN for parents in Cumberland County

For more information on Opportunity Alliance’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which supports the work SHS is doing to support teen health & wellness, contact

Marijuana Edibles and Dangers

E-cigarettes and Vaping

Addiction & Mental Health

Additional Resources

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Translates the science of teen drug use for families, providing information and direct support to parents to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol use.

Day One
Maine-based agency dealing with teen drug & alcohol abuse.

Evidence-based Educational Opportunities for Youth

SIRP: Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP) is a free, 12 hour education program for high school students that focuses on prevention and addresses common beliefs and attitudes around substance use. The program serves youth in South Portland, Gorham, Westbrook, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and the Lakes Region. Certified instructors use a non-judgmental approach to empower youth to make healthy choices and reduce high risk decisions.

Referrals can be made by parents, schools, law enforcement, and the juvenile court system. To refer, email: or visit

Staff Resource

William Messer
Student Assistance Counselor
Phone: (207) 730-5022