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October: Talk About Prescriptions Month

The numbers are eye opening. Almost half of all opioid misuse starts with a friend or family member’s prescription. 

Learn More at EyesOpenforME.org

 

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
2%
Current Prescription Drug Abuse
20%
Current Tobacco Use
12%
Current Alcohol Use 
22%
Current Marijuana Use
18%
Current Prescription Drug Abuse
4%
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

10.20.18

What is SBIRT?

The Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path so we can intervene earlier! Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment is one evidence-based approach to doing this. Please consider joining us to
10.26.18

Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference

Please join the University of New England, the Collaborative SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Training Grant, and the City of Portland’s Public Health Division for a series of workshops about ideas and
10.30.18

Next Steps in Addressing Maine’s Opioid Crisis

This 3-hour education session will feature an update on Maine opioid prescribing laws and rules as well as clinical content with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective. Educational methods will include didactics, video, individual