Prevention addresses the underlying causes of substance use disorder, how to safeguard our families and youth, and how to prevent the onset of addiction. As per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), prevention helps people develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to make good choices or change harmful behaviors. Early substance use increases a person's likelihood of developing an addiction. Remember that drugs alter the brain, which can result in addiction and other significant issues. Therefore, preventing the early use of drugs or alcohol may significantly reduce these risks.



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Support the Share Facts Save Lives campaign with shareable content. These materials can be used to educate and create a path towards recovery.


Treatment and recovery support


Access to mapping tools related to SUD treatment, such as residential treatment facilities, withdrawal resources, recovery residence options, and more.


Know your options


OPTIONS Maine liaisons  serve as a judgment-free point of contact who will meet people where they are in terms of their substance use.

2-1-1 Maine

Services directory


2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service based in Maine available 24/7 that connects people of all ages to local services.