Maine Drug Statistics and Resources

Alcohol and drug dependency do not discriminate. They can affect anyone, anywhere, and at any time. From the most sprawling metropolis to the coziest rural community, addiction knows no geographical boundaries. The state of Maine is a prime example of the reality that even the most idyllic towns cannot entirely escape the scourge of addiction. The pages below describe a wide range of free substance abuse resources in Maine designed to address the crisis of dependency that still threatens Maine’s citizens.

Drug Statistics in Maine

Addiction Nonprofits in Maine

Maine Veterans Project

This group provides holistic treatments, such as yoga and meditation, along with counseling, food security and social services, and life essentials from clothing to financial aid, to assist veterans with mental and behavioral health disorders.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Maine

This organization provides resources for youth and adults, including referrals to trauma care, substance use disorder treatment, mental health counseling, and suicide prevention.

Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition

This organization offers education, awareness, and quality of life programs, including meals and home repair services, to residents impacted by substance use disorder. Programs include recovery residences for men and women.

Healthy Lincoln County

This county organization promotes drug-free schools and awareness among youths. Public outreach programs include networking with local businesses, law enforcement, parents, and educators.

Southern Midcoast Community for Prevention

This nonprofit organization in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick, and Harpswell offers training and awareness programs for youths and parents to address mental health and substance use disorders, with an emphasis on tobacco use and healthy eating programs.

Healthy Acadia

This government-allied network in Hancock and Washington counties trains peer mentors to improve the social and physical health of local communities, including justice-involved clients. The network addresses mental and behavioral health, environmental health, food security, and primary care.

211 Maine

This network provides a directory for local communities to find resources available for underserved communities in Maine. Services can include food insecurity mitigation, mental and behavioral health care, homelessness prevention and intervention, and addiction education and treatment.

Harm Reduction Programs

Maine General Harm Reduction

This center provides anonymous, free syringes, Narcan, and drug testing, and personal health hygiene products to adults ages 18 and older.

Maine Access Points

This volunteer group offers clients free services, including educational workshops, Narcan, overdose prevention training, syringe exchange, and other community resources.


This network of nine healthcare systems provides preventive care, dual diagnosis care, and alcohol and substance abuse programs to underserved Maine residents. In particular, the network provides services to rural areas in Maine.

Government Grants & Resources

Maine Recovery Hub

This government site coordinates referrals to 19 community resource centers throughout the state.

Day One

This clinic network is funded by the state and is a drug rehab for children and teenagers, and provides support for their families.

Block grant programs

Maine offers funding opportunities for community organizations, healthcare providers, and nonprofits seeking to develop, expand, and maintain alcohol and substance use disorder programs. Grants vary depending on target audience and scope.

Maine Veterans Treatment Courts

Justice-involved veterans and their family members impacted by substance use, alcohol consumption, or a mental disability can petition the court to order the client to a treatment program. Clients receive supervision, case management to assist with employment and education, and access to social services throughout the program.

College Addiction Resources

The University of Maine: Black Bears for Change

This student-led program provides counseling and networking for any behavioral health issue, from substance use to eating disorders. The university also sponsors Al-Anon meetings.

Bowdoin College–Resources

Bowdoin College offers confidential counseling with a specialist (including a fee) for students impacted by substance use disorder. The campus also offers community resources and general health counseling.

University of New England - Project Alliance

The university provides a tip sheet for emergencies that may arise on campus. For medical-related events, clients are urged to call university first responders and the local police.

LGBTQ+ Resources

Health Equity Alliance

This LGBTQ+ organization offers health and wellness services for HIV and substance use disorder. Harm reduction kits and support groups are available.

Frannie Peabody Center

This center specializes in providing personalized services for persons living with or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, including adjunctive treatment for substance abuse and behavioral health disorders.

Out Maine

This group focuses on LGBTQ+ youth and wellness. The organization provides education resources, links for parents, peer groups, and mental health professionals, and support for medical access and equity.

Veterans Programs

Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services

This state agency outlines benefits and services available to military veterans and their families. Services include links to state health resources, outside treatment centers, and social programs.

Maine Veterans Homes

The state has made available 6 residential facilities for veterans and their spouses. Clients receive short- and long-term nursing, 24/7 supervision, pharmaceutical care and mental and behavioral improvement approaches, and amenities.

Women Veterans Health Clinic

This center, allied with the VA, provides primary and specialized healthcare for women veterans. Therapy is available for depression, trauma, and other mental health disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorder, and issues regarding pregnancy and postpartum wellness.

Indigenous & Tribal Programs

Wabanaki Alliance

The alliance is part of the Wabanaki Public Health Department and services the Native American community. The center provides medication-assisted treatment, primary care, and a hotline for telehealth and referrals.

Tribal Public Health

This state agency coordinates care with Maine American Indian tribes, provides resources, and supports local tribal health facilities.

Drug Laws in Maine

Maine Liquor Liability Act

Title 28-A establishes guidelines for liability that may arise should a server negligently furnish alcohol to an individual who is already intoxicated or a minor.

Naloxone Standing Order

Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §1111-B, sub-§1 classifies naloxone as an aid for individuals with substance use disorder. The law allows for the distribution, possession, and use of naloxone to treat drug overdoses without discrimination.

Good Samaritan Law

Title 17-A provides volunteers and first responders general exemption from arrest, persecution, and liability for rendering aid to individuals experiencing a drug-related overdose.


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