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Substance Use

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 agency prevention staff; volunteers and task force members; and others who deliver tobacco, substance use and mental health prevention services or who are interested in prevention

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Maine Harm Reduction Conference

2019 Maine Harm Reduction Conference Presented by The University of New England, The SBIRT Grant and The City of Portland’s Public Health Division  Friday, October 4 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Innovation Hall, University of New England Reserve Your Seat Now!   Please join the University of New England, the Collaborative SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and

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Reducing Stigma and Using Harm Reduction When Working with People Who Use Opioids

The words we choose have an impact. How we talk about drug use and people who use drugs is informed by our preconceived notions and internalized biases. When we use words like “clean,” we necessarily imply that the opposite is “dirty.” Opioid Use Disorder continues to be a highly stigmatized medical condition, despite many advancements

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Alcohol Prevention Conference

This one day conference is an educational opportunity for professionals working with young adults, ages 18-25, to understand alcohol use issues in Maine and learn practical skills to apply in local communities. Early bird registration fee $25.00 if you pay by August 7th.  Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies

With nearly 100 courses covering dozens of important topics, the New England Summer School is an event not to be missed. Click here for further program information. Coursework has been designed for new substance use disorder counselors, seasoned counselors, prevention specialists, recovery coaches, recovery organizers, criminal justice professionals, agency administrators, allied social service professionals, and

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Populations at Risk for OUDs: Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms

Please join Eric Haram for this half-day, action-oriented session on Friday, May 31, 2019 to explore the essentials of identifying risk factors, screening, and treatment of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder.  As Maine continues to face an epidemic of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and drug overdose deaths, it is essential for behavioral health and health care

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Maternal and Child Health & Substance Exposed Infant Conference

This two-day conference is an opportunity for professionals working with families to discuss strategies to optimize maternal and child health in Maine. Presenters each day will provide a host of information related to Social Determinants of health, Trauma Informed care, Eat Sleep Console, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Maternal Depression, Prenatal Substance Exposure and resources available for

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Addressing Substance Use in Rural Areas

More than 1 in 5 Americans live within a rural area … where economic, religious, historical, and geographic factors combine to create a unique culture that influences mental health outcomes, physical health conditions, and health behaviors.  By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to define and articulate: Rural Definition and Statistics, Rural

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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 condition despite the many advancements in neurobiology and a fuller understanding of social and environmental

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