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When You Hear About Underage Drinking… Send an eTip! 

TEXT: Send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES) and include "eTip" at the start of your message

WEB: Submit a tip online here

MOBILE APP: Download the free "TipSubmit Mobile" app

eTip is available in Bath, Brunswick, Richmond, Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Woolwich, Topsham, West Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown, and Harpswell.

Proper Medication Disposal Helps to Keep Kids Safe!

Local medication collection boxes allow year-round disposal of your unused medications

Drop your unwanted medications at the Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office and the Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, and Richmond Police Departments.

Download the Disposal Guidelines for what is accepted.

Important! Sharps such as needles, syringes and others cannot be disposed of at the green boxes nor will they be accepted at DEA Takeback events!  Please refer to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's guidelines on disposing of sharps safely here.  Thermometers are also not allowed to be disposed of in the green boxes and will not be accepted at DEA Takeback events.  For information on how to safely dispose of thermometers, click here.

For tips on preventing misuse, download Your Teen & Prescription Drugs: What Do Parents Need to Know? from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse.

Times Have Changed. So Has Marijuana

  • Marijuana is three times more likely to lead to dependence among youth than adults.
  • Today’s marijuana is more potent, making it even more dangerous on a young, developing brain.
  • 60% of Maine high school students report there is not any harm in smoking marijuana.

If you care about the health and safety of Maine youth, talk to them about the dangers…
before it’s too late.

Helpful resources:


Monthly CASA Commentaries

Each month, CASA partners offer their perspective on, "We all have a stake in keeping kids safe." CASA editorials are published on the last Friday of the month in the Times Record.

Recent editorials:


Upcoming Classes & Events

12-2-1: Concerned about a high school teen's choices or beliefs? CASA's 12-2-1 (12 Hours 2 Change 1 Life) is a FREE twelve hour class that gives teens a chance to look at their high risk choices in a non-judgmental setting. For program details download our 12-2-1 flyer.  To register a teen, download a 12-2-1 referral form or contact Heidi Tucker at 373-6958.

Alcohol Seller/Server Trainings: CASA offers alcohol seller/server trainings throughout the year for bartenders, servers, and store clerks for just $10 per person. For more information, contact Andrea Gove at 373-6973.

Youth Court Volunteer Opportunities: Youth Court is a system that allows young people who have violated the law and/or school rules to be held accountable by their peers. Find out more about Youth Court here.

Who We Are

We are creating community attitudes and policies that discourage and prevent substance abuse among our youth. Download our information sheet. CASA meetings are open to the public, and occur monthly, on the first Wednesday of each month (September through June), 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Contact Andrea Gove at 373-6973, if you would like to attend.

Our Partners
CASA is coordinated by Mid Coast Hospital's Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Our partners include local law enforcement (Brunswick, Bath, Topsham, Richmond and Sagadahoc County Sheriff), schools (MSAD 75, Brunswick, RSU 1, Richmond,  Bowdoin College) community agencies (Bath YMCA, United Way, SASSM), parents, retailers and restaurants, physicians, and youth.

Melissa Fochesato, Program Director, 373-6957
Heidi Tucker, Parent Outreach Specialist, 373-6958
Andrea Gove, Prevention Specialist, 373-6973
Jennah Godo, School Outreach Specialist, 373-6970
Terry Sherman, Program Assistant, 373-6995

PH: (207) 373-6973 FAX: (207) 373-6974
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