In time for the holidays and Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month, our local police and Youth Leaders from Traip Academy in Kittery put together this PSA. They all agree that while everyone gets that drunk driving is dangerous, not everyone realizes the danger of driving while impaired by drugs, especially marijuana. Please check it out and share!
Two of our area schools and four police departments are collaborating on new anonymous tip lines to help promote safety and prevent underage drinking and drug use. Visit our Substance Abuse Prevention page to learn where and how Tipsoft works.
Who We Are
The Choose To Be Healthy Partnership (CTBH) is a comprehensive community health coalition that works to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and substance abuse. Choose To Be Healthy is funded with tobacco settlement money from the Fund for a Healthy Maine through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and a federal Drug Free Communities Support Program. Additional financial and in-kind support comes from federal and state grants, foundations, local organizations and our lead agency, York Hospital.
CTBH staff, members and partners work in the towns of Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, Lebanon, North Berwick, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York.
What We Do
Choose To Be Healthy promotes community-level support of personal and public health. Examples of these supports are healthy nutrition policies for schools and community groups, tobacco-free recreation area policies for towns, indoor winter walking trails in public buildings, and advocating for better parental monitoring practices for under-age alcohol and drug use prevention.
Check out our work on You Tube by clicking on the TV.
- Coalition Director, Deb Erickson-Irons 207-351-2659
- Community Health Coordinator, Sue Patterson 207-351-2658
- Susbtance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Sally Manninen 207-351-2655
- Youth Coordinator, Amanda Carey 207-351-2654
- Parent Outreach, Lynne Hatch 207-351-2656
- Prescription Monitoring Program, Margie Carley 207-351-2660
- Fax 207-439-8764
For more information, contact Coalition Director Deborah Erickson-Irons at
email@example.com or 207-351-2659.