Attorney General Schneider Accepts Day One Award Presented to the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force

November 1, 2012

Day One Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will present an award tonight to the Maine Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force at the Day One 39th Annual Celebration at Sable Oaks in South Portland. Attorney General William J. Schneider will accept the award on behalf of the Task Force.

Day One provides training and education, assessment, screening, referrals and treatment for individuals, families, schools and communities throughout Maine. For nearly four decades, Day One has provided hope, healing and recovery to generations of young people with substance abuse and mental health issues.

?Day One?s mission to ?dramatically reduce substance abuse among Maine youth to help them live productive, healthy and rewarding lives? is closely aligned to the goals of the Task Force,? said Attorney General Schneider. ?Through their peer programs in the schools, outpatient services, parent support groups, the residential treatment center in Hollis, and the treatment programs for incarcerated youth at Long Creek and Mountain View, Day One leads the way in preventing and treating teen drug and alcohol abuse.?

The Maine Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force was established by Executive Order on February 1, 2012 with 17 members representing the fields of prevention and intervention, treatment and recovery, education, enforcement and public policy.

?Prescription drug abuse is a complex problem throughout Maine and will require innovative solutions,? said Attorney General Schneider. ?The credit goes to the individuals on the Task Force for their determination to tackle this challenge and I am deeply grateful that their hard work is being recognized.?

Information about the Task Force can be found at