Casco Bay Create Awareness Now

posted Jul 13, 2015, 9:09 AM by Dawna Green   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 9:09 AM ]
Casco Bay Create Awareness Now (Casco Bay CAN) Coalition is a group of local individuals, schools, law enforcement agencies, organizations, and businesses who work together to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Pownal and Yarmouth. The mission is to mobilize citizen involvement and multi-sector collaboration to foster a healthy community environment with norms, policies, and practices that work together to promote positive, drug and alcohol-free development for all Casco Bay youth.

The Coalition is different than many other organizations that address youth substance use / abuse because it partners with adults that influence our youth, providing tools and resources that adults can then use to help prevent youth substance use / abuse. Members work to reinforce the positive messages adults can give about avoiding alcohol, marijuana and other drugs to youth. They do this by focusing on community-level changes of rules and regulations, media messaging, accessibility and providing links to community, statewide and national resources and information. For more information or to get involved, please visit the website at www.cascobaycan.org.