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Maine Recovery Council
Next Meeting: December 14, 2023 (View all)
Next Meeting: December 13, 2023 (View all)
Welcome to the Maine Recovery Council for opioid abatement resources
The Maine Recovery Council was established pursuant to the Maine State Subdivision Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) and Agreement Regarding Use of Settlement Funds and 5 M.R.S.A. §203-C. The purpose of the Council is to direct the disbursement of funds within the Maine Recovery Fund for specific uses throughout the state to address the opioid crisis in Maine. Examples of approved uses are reversing overdoses through naloxone or other FDA-approved drugs, expanding the availability of medication assisted treatment for Mainers struggling with opioid use disorder, helping Mainers avoid opioid use through evidence-based prevention programs, and providing additional special education resources to Maine school administrative units.
The Council is composed of 15 members appointed by the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Attorney General, and certain counties, cities, and towns in Maine.
All meetings of the Council are held in-person, unless otherwise specified on the Council meeting notice and agenda. Council meetings are open to the public and members of the public are permitted to attend to observe but not participate unless otherwise specified on the Council meeting notice and agenda. Members of the public may also observe by a remote video link provided in each agenda.