Substance Abuse Prevention

The Prevention Team is committed to preventing and reducing substance abuse and mental illness and related problems by providing leadership, education and support to communities and institutions throughout Maine. The team works to ensure that Mainers can avoid both the personal and societal costs of substance abuse and mental illness. In collaboration with Maine Prevention Services initiative, Drug Free Community Coalitions, communities, consumers and a variety of organizations in the state, the Prevention Team provides funding, technical assistance, data, and training and develops materials and resources to educate the residents of Maine. Wellness is the foundation of a healthy, long and productive life, and is core to the work of prevention services.

Annual Synar Report FY2020 (PDF) – This DRAFT document is being posted for public comment until 5pm on Friday, 12/20/2019.
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To read more about the work and philosophy of the Team, see the Strategic Prevention Plan 2013-2018 (PDF)

To order prevention related materials and brochures from our Clearinghouse, please contact Anita Reynolds at or call 207-287-8901