LEWISTON – School youth groups are sending a message of the dangers of marijuana. Youth groups from Auburn, Lisbon, Lewiston, Turner and Poland are participating in a variety of activities, such as plastering posters in their hallways, daily school announcements and table tent displays for their cafeterias.

The efforts are to increase awareness of the dangers of marijuana to their peers and dispel the myth that marijuana is a benign harmless drug. Also, the youth groups are gearing up for April Alcohol Awareness Month with activities that will include youth radio PSAs, Sticker Shock and alcohol poster plastering in their schools, which focus on underage drinking and its harmful effects and illegal furnishing of alcohol.

Healthy Androscoggin’s Project Unite! goal is to reduce youth substance use and abuse and is sponsored by the Drug Free Communities Support Program and OneME Project.

Those who want a free brochure on talking to a child about marijuana and alcohol or to get involved with Project Unite!, call Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990 or e-mail [email protected]

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