Maine Awarded $2.6 Million to Reduce Underage Drinking, Drug Abuse 

More than $2.5-million is coming to Maine to cut down on underage drinking and drug abuse. Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will get the federal money. The main goal is to reduce underage drinking, pot use, and prescription drug abuse. According to a press release sent by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine will receive nearly $891,000 per year for three years. The release states that the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success II grant is 100-percent federally funded.” Maine was able to make positive impacts in reducing youth substance use and built substance abuse systems and supports with the first Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. This new grant will focus on supporting strong collaboration at the state and local levels to use proven prevention strategies that have produced positive, measurable results,” said Guy Cousins, Director of SAMHS. For more information, click here.