Substance Use Prevention

Harm Reduction

Throughout 2022, HLC expanded its harm reduction efforts in Lincoln County. In addition, in 2021, HLC established a partnership with MaineGeneral Health to make Narcan available to anyone in Lincoln County. Working closely with community partners involved in harm reduction work, HLC opted to create an open-door policy where anyone in the area could visit and learn more about Narcan as well as take a free kit that included two Narcan doses and educational materials to store at home.

HLC also actively works with local businesses, school administrators, and community organizations to host virtual Narcan safety group training. In addition, HLC has expanded offerings to include sessions available through the Central Lincoln County and RSU 40 Adult-Education Programs. In November 2022, HLC team members traveled to the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting to present on the exciting harm reduction efforts happening in Lincoln County.

What is Happening

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, Healthy Lincoln County will be partnering with Peter Bruun of Studio B and many other community partners and organizations to present 716 Candles, four separate but connected events across the county meant to destigmatize substance use disorder and honor the lives of those lost to overdose and addiction. These events will unite service organizations, health care providers, artists, musicians, storytellers, and those who have been impacted by opioid use to organize and execute these vital community events.

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