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Mission

Provide leadership, partnership, and education throughout Maine to reduce and prevent substance misuse, commercial tobacco use, and promote well-being across the lifespan.

Outcomes

The following outcomes are targets measured through the Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention program to be achieved by 2021, not as a percent decrease from the current rate. These are the long-term outcomes that help our state become a healthier Maine. The data sources for most of these outcomes* are two of Maine’s surveillance instruments (BRFSS and MIYHS). Tobacco outcomes are in alignment with, but further, the goals set through Healthy Maine 2020. Alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse results are in alignment with the goals set in the Partnership for Success grant maintained by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services (SAMHS).

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Home
20%
Current Alcohol Use 
4%
Current Marijuana Use 
3%
Current Prescription Drug Abuse
2%
Current Tobacco Use 
14%
Current Alcohol Use 
22%
Current Marijuana Use 
19%
Current Prescription Drug Abuse
6%
Current Tobacco Use 
14%
(over 18 years)
Current Alcohol Use 
32%
(18 - 20 years)
Current Marijuana Use
21%
(18 - 25 years)
Current Prescription Drug Abuse
7%
(18 - 25 years)

Events & Training

11.14.19

Opportunities for Change – Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine Use in Behavioral Health Settings

Individuals living with serious mental health conditions die on average 25 years earlier than the general population, most often from tobacco related cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. If you work in the behavioral health field, you
11.15.19

The Science and Art of Threat and Risk Assessment in School

This important and timely workshop focuses on assisting school personnel and mental health professionals to improve their understanding of models of risk and threat assessment. Tennies will discuss the characteristics of adolescent
11.16.19

FASD Basics: For Parents and Professionals

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain-based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The FASD BASICS workshop introduces a neurobehavioral approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families