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October – Home Eye Safety Month

You can reduce the risks of eye injuries for yourself and other family members.

Learn more: https://www.preventblindness.org/eye-safety-home

 

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

10.24.19

2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update

The topics covered at this session will be: 2019 Clinical Opioid Update: Learning Objectives: Review latest research relating to opioid + pain prescribing practices Constantly consider harm reduction Discuss opioid use disorder and
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
10.30.19

2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update

2019 Clinical Opioid Update: Learning Objectives: Review latest research relating to opioid + pain prescribing practices Constantly consider harm reduction Discuss opioid use disorder and treatments 2019 Legal Opioid Update: Learning