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Substance Use & Traumatic Brain Injury

Substance use is a risk factor for having a traumatic brain injury and traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for developing a substance use disorder.

See Prevention Tips to reduce the chances of sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

Are you or someone you know looking for help for the use of substances?
Visit: https://211maine.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

8.19.19

New England School of Best Practices 2019

This four-day event gives addiction and behavioral health professionals the opportunity to combine in-depth study of an area of special interest with the opportunity to learn in a beautiful, rejuvenating wilderness setting in Waterville
9.4.19

Ethics in Prevention

The Ethics in Prevention training provides Substance Use Prevention Specialists opportunities to engage in discussions of the six key principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics and explore a four-step decision-making model for assessing,
9.17.19

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

  Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.  The Basic Skills Training is