Substance Use Prevention


Healthy Lincoln County has a goal of strengthening our communities to support alcohol free living in Lincoln County. Healthy Lincoln County supports this through three primary initiatives in preventing underage drinking: education, training, and community engagement


  • Informing parents, educators, coaches, and all members of a youth’s social network about the dangers of underage drinking.
  • Provide parents with education and helpful tips on talking to youth and reducing their use around special occasions such as holidays, proms, and graduations.


  • Provide state-approved Responsible Beverage Service trainings for local businesses.
  • Performing regular "Sticker Shock" events to remind communities of Maine’s alcohol laws and consequences of furnishing to minors.
  • In collaboration with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, performing regular compliance checks with local businesses that sell alcohol to ensure only adults 21 and over are purchasing alcohol in Lincoln County


  • Facilitating a broad coalition of people from the community to coordinate and implement proven prevention strategies that decrease youth substance use and abuse. Learn More
  • Collaborating with local law enforcement to prevent underage and high risk drinking, and increasing public awareness of dangers of alcohol use.
  • Promote use of the L-Tip a cooperative intervention of HLC and Lincoln County Law Enforcement, allowing any community member to text or email a secured and anonymous tip to law enforcement to help stop underage drinking and drug use.

For more information about how Healthy Lincoln County addresses and prevents alcohol use, please contact us here.