Franklin Community Health Network
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Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

The mission of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is to prevent and reduce substance use disorder (SUD) in Greater Franklin County, Maine. We collaborate with community groups and health care partners to address the environmental factors that contribute to substance abuse. Coalition members meet regularly to assess the needs of the community and work together towards preventing substance abuse.

Substance Use Disorder Resources

The Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is currently expanding prevention, treatment and recovery resources for people with SUD in Franklin County. This work includes:

  • Increasing access to treatment
  • Educating the community about SUD to reduce stigma
  • Support programs for people in recovery
  • Legislative advocacy

Free Naloxone Distribution

Community members 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 for 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.

For more information, please contact Ashley McCarthy at 207-779-2463 or or Tracy Harty at 207-779-2830 or

Contact Us

For more information, please call 207-799-2262.