The Substance Abuse Coordinator/Counselor is a full-time position within the Lewiston School Department, based out of Lewiston High School. The Substance Abuse Coordinator/Counselor provides education for students, staff, parents and community on current topics related to substance abuse. In addition, she provides screening and referral to other services (in the school and in the community) when a substance abuse is suspected. She meets with students individually, in groups (as indicated) and with parents, and is also able to provide a wide range of services related to tobacco use.
In addition, the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant employs a school-based licensed Substance Abuse Counselor providing treatment for our students.
The School Based Health Center (SBHC) is a wonderful and accessible health care facility within LHS/LRTC.
The office is staffed by caring professionals who can offer a variety of needed services for students. With a signed registration form and current health information provided the following are accessible during school hours:
Over the counter medications
Chronic health needs
Mental health intervention and counseling
Teen screen- a tool used to assess possible issues for teens
Tooth Fairies- dental cleanings, sealants and referrals
Students may also access the SBHC for confidential services that include pregnancy tests, referrals for family planning, and STI screenings.
Contact them at 795- 4190 ext 2310