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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

11.14.18

2018 Prevention Professionals Day

SAVE THE DATE! Check back to learn more about the agenda or to register... Prevention Professionals Day is designed to offer Maine's Prevention Community a broad range of learning opportunities. The day will focus on providing tools and
11.14.18

Annual Infectious Disease Conference

The annual infectious disease conference targets public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases. CEU's available.  Register by
11.16.18

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

Join other health 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. Led by licensed health professionals, this