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.

Narcan Request Form