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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
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

6.27.18

Supporting Families, Supporting Youth: Working with LGBT People and Caregivers

Family connectedness and support is an important protective factor in the well-being of LGBT youth. However, many families and young people face challenges navigating their way to strong, affirming relationships.  This training is geared
6.28.18

The Role of Life Experiences in Raising Healthy Children & Communities

This three-hour, inter-active session will provide participants with an introduction to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study including what ACEs can look like, sound like, and feel like for those impacted, as well as the
6.29.18

Supporting Families, Supporting Youth: Working with LGBT Youth & Caregivers

Family connectedness and support is an important protective factor in the well-being of LGBT youth. However, many families and young people face challenges navigating their way to strong, affirming relationships.  This training is geared