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FY23 Substance Use Prevention in Numbers

Maine Substance Use Prevention Campaign

During fiscal year 2023, KBH collaborated and partnered with other organizations in Maine to create a prevention campaign to help bring awareness to issues surrounding substance use disorders and the resources available in the community. Here are some of the numbers that showcase these efforts:

10 Events

Events attended included the Pittsfield Summer Concert Series, Winslow Traveling Food Pantry, Centenary CUP Project, Recovery Rally, Compassion Cures Community Conversation, KVCAP Family Event at Cayford Orchard, First Responder Suicide Prevention Seminar, Fair Chance Hiring Event, Skowpendous and National Night Out.

12 Lock Boxes

The Prevention team handed out lock boxes in the community. Lock boxes are secure containers that ensure medications are only accessible to the holder and prevent accidental misuse from children, animals and other adults.

14 Trainings

Prevention staff trained over 150 people throughout Somerset County. Topics included harm reduction, Narcan distribution, stigma and signs of overdose. Trainings were given to local businesses, civic groups, state agencies, social services, case managers, community members, affected individuals, first responders, medical staff, and counselors.

129 Med Bags

Locking medication bags are similar to lock boxes but are better for travel and when needing to access medications throughout the day when away from home. Staff handed out locking bags to individuals in the community.

245 Deterra

Deterra Pouches were distributed in the community. These pouches provide safe, convenient and permanent disposal of unused, expired or unwanted medications.

245 Narcan

Narcan was distributed in the community. Narcan, or Naloxone, is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids when given in time.

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