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Substance Abuse Prevention

Healthy Community Coalition leads the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition whose mission is to strategically reduce and prevent substance abuse in youth and adults in Greater Franklin County, Maine, by fostering collaboration among communities and other partners, and by addressing the environmental factors in a community that contribute to substance abuse. Coalition members meet regularly to assess the needs of the community and work together towards preventing substance abuse.

Resources for Individuals with Substance Use Disorder

Healthy Community Coalition is currently expanding prevention, treatment, and recovery resources for people with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Franklin County. HCC works with multiple sectors to increase access to treatment, educate the community at large about SUD to reduce stigma, support programs for people in recovery, and work on policies within our health care system to ensure the needs are met of patients and community members.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Kat Lemieux.

Anyone in the community who feels they need access to naloxone can contact us to receive a free naloxone kit along with education on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. The program is anonymous and community members will not be asked any identifying information.

Naloxone is available as a nasal spray and has no potential for abuse. If naloxone is administered to a person who is experiencing an opioid overdose, it can produce withdrawal symptoms and medical follow-up care is strongly encouraged. It does not reverse overdoses that are caused by non-opioid drugs.

If you or a loved one is at risk for overdose, please contact Ashley McCarthy at 207-779-2463 or amccarthy1@fchn.org or Tracy Harty at 207-779-2830 or tharty@fchn.org to set up an appointment.


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