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Eyes Open

Substance use disorder is affecting our communities, our workplaces, our friends and family. Do what you can to stop it; see something, say something; don’t be quiet. Know that there are resources available – for users and for family members.

To learn more, visit: https://www.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 
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

8.14.19

Alcohol Prevention Conference

This one day conference is an educational opportunity for professionals working with young adults, ages 18-25, to understand alcohol use issues in Maine and learn practical skills to apply in local communities. Early bird registration fee
9.26.19

8th Annual Let’s Go: National Obesity Conference

Join us to explore the First 1,000 Days - the critical period from preconception to age 2. Learn about the impact of maternal factors on childhood obesity and the role of early childhood factors in promoting healthy weight. Be a part of
10.29.19

Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control Program Prevention Professionals Day (Save the Date)

This conference is intended for community prevention and public health professionals; coalition members; tobacco, substance use and mental health prevention and health promotion practitioners; program managers and administrators; state