Substance Use Prevention

Our Substance Use Prevention programs promote and implement strategies to reduce the likelihood of substance misuse in our communities.

Some prevention strategies we implement are designed to help individuals develop the intentions and skills that maintain healthy choices and lifestyles. Others focus on creating environments that support healthy behavior.

The best outcomes are achieved when these approaches are used together. We combine these approaches with the goals to both delay the onset of use and reduce the misuse of substances.

The Team

Danielle Denis
ddenis@rfgh.net, 207-858-8463
Sean Landry
slandry@rfgh.net, 207-858-8457
Eric Taylor
etaylor@rfgh.net, 207-858-8456

Environment

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Environment


Environmental strategies incorporate prevention efforts aimed at changing or influencing community conditions, standards, institutions, structures, systems, and policies. We work with schools, businesses, and organizations on policies that promote healthy living.

Coalition Building

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Coalition Building


Organizing, planning, and networking strengthen the community’s ability to deliver effective prevention and treatment services for substance use disorders. We provide ongoing opportunities for networking activities and technical assistance to community groups and agencies.

Resilience Building

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Resilience Building


Traumatic and toxic stressors in childhood can lead to maladaptive coping mechanisms, including substance use disorders. Resilience refers to the ability of an individual, family, and community to cope with adversity and trauma in positive ways.

Community Presentations

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Community Presentations


Our substance use prevention specialists can provide education about our efforts, our local data, and conditions that contribute to substance use.