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Table of Contents

 

Preface i
Executive Summary

     The Hidden Tax

     The Task Force

     The Recommendations

 

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I.  The Task Force Process

      Combined Effort

     Meetings and Structure

     This Report

 

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II.  Substance Abuse in Maine

     Extent of Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Maine

     Substance Abuse and Criminal Behavior

     Overview of Substance Abuse Services in Maine

 

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III.  Discussion and Recommendations

     The Substance Abuse Services System

     Strategies and Services Embracing All Groups

     Publicly Intoxicated People at Risk

     Prevention

     Services for Juvenile Offenders

     Services for Adult Offenders

     Public Safety

     Private Sector Responses to Substance Abuse

 

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Endnotes 50
Attachments

     A.   Joint Order Establishing Joint Select Committee on Substance Abuse

     B.  Task Force Members

     C.  Subcommittee and Coordinating Committee Members

     D.  Subcommittee and Coordinating Committee Process

     E.  Definitions of Continuum of Care Components and Services

     F.  Contributors to the Task Force's Hearings and Comments Process

     G.  Important Information about Substance Abuse in Maine


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Maine Office of Substance Abuse
#159 State House Station
A.M.H.I. Complex, Marquardt Building
Augusta, ME 04333-0159
Main Office: 207-287-2595
Information and Resource Center: 1-800-499-0027 (In-State Only)or 207-287-8900
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TTY for all programs: 207-287-4475
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