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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control Program and its related public health and non-profit partners frequently offer training, events, and conferences focused on the many different areas of tobacco and substance use prevention and control.

If you have an conference in Maine that is relevant to the prevention and control of tobacco, substance use, suicide or injury; submit information to [email protected].  We will review and post if appropriate.

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3.6.19

Maine Annual Gambling Awareness Conference

The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness across the state about problem gambling, the important roles of education, prevention efforts, treatment services, and recovery supports. Full scholarships available for this conference
3.11.19

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

SAPST is a broad orientation to the field of substance use prevention. The modules cover the evidence-based process of the Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity building, prevention planning, implementation, evaluation,
3.19.19

Navigating Conflict with Youth: Professional Development Training

The Maine Youth Action Network’s vision is for communities throughout Maine to foster the healthy development of youth and create a thriving network of engaged leaders. We do this work through a series of local and statewide initiatives,
3.25.19

Substance Abuse in Older Adults: Myths and Misconceptions

Substance abuse in older adults is a complex and often silent epidemic. It is underestimated, under identified, under diagnosed and under treated. Multiple chronic illnesses, polypharmacy and physiological effects of aging, can all lead to
4.6.19

What is SBIRT?

The Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path so we can intervene earlier! Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment is one evidence-based approach to doing this. Please consider joining us to
4.8.19

Opiate and Medication Misuse in Seniors

The aging population in Maine is growing rapidly, and with them come unique aspects of medication mis-management and abuse. This workshop is intended for agencies and individuals who want to increase their knowledge about the seniors in
4.12.19

Beyond the Basics In Suicide Prevention 2019

From its beginning in 2003, Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference has provided Maine health professionals, educators, clinicians, first responders and community members with “Best Practice” information, guidance
4.26.19

Reducing Stigma When Working With People Who Use Drugs

Inherent in the way we talk about things is how we think of those same things. When we use words like “clean” we necessarily imply that the opposite is “dirty.” Substance Use Disorder continues to be a highly stigmatized medical