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Augusta Maine

WHERE: 295 Water Street, Lower level, Olde Federal Building

WHEN: Wednesdays

TIME: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

FMI: Please contact Darren Ripley at or call 207-621-8118

Portland Maine

WHERE: The Portland Recovery Community Center, 458 Forest Avenue, Portland

WHEN: Thursdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

FMI: Please contact Steve at or call the PRCC at 207-553-2575





Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (MAPSA)


MAPSA Retreat June 25, 2014 at Husson University

Does your community or coalition have specific issues related to Substance Abuse?  Are you looking for resources to address these issues?  MAPSA members are invited to join this retreat to voice concerns and possible solutions in creating a unified statewide voice for substance abuse prevention.  Contact Raya, MAPSA Coordinator for details.


MASAP is pleased to announce our 2013 training series on Medication Assisted Treatment

A survey of our membership resulted in making Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) a priority training focus.  Our membership AIM is to implement and further diffuse these treatments in order to improve overall patient access across the State of Maine.

Day 1:  Overview  - This course will address medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Medications for the treatment of addiction will be reviewed, including how specific medications work in the brain. The course will place particular emphasis on how to support people with recovery.  Principles of effective treatment and recovery support for this population will be addressed.

Day 2:  Implementation - Participants will develop a business case for sustaining the diverse compliment of medication assisted treatment interventions and will develop a change plan with a dedicated team to facilitate inter-agency change. Changes may include policy, regulatory, purchasing, finance and relational strategies.  Participants will dedicate a data monitor to report monthly on individual and aggregate outcomes.

Day 3: Sustainability and Spread - Participants will build upon their implementation modules and data controls to most effectively monitor both finance and quality outcomes to assure a sustainable service.  Providers will receive on-going coaching/ training and support to maximize success rates.  This includes training and access to national content experts; policy, coding and billing support; Regulatory and Accreditation Support. Providers will develop and implement sustainability plans with patient centered outcome thresholds.


Eric Haram, LADC  -   Eric Haram is the Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, ME. Mid Coast Hospital administers a full continuum of addiction and mental health services. In this capacity Eric is responsible for daily operations, state and national accreditation as well as the overall quality program of the Department. Eric has been the organization’s NIATx (Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment) Change Leader for the past two years. In addition, he has lead teams resulting in the development and implementation of Buprenorphine assisted treatment and transferred this application of rapid cycle quality improvement to the hospital’s surgical department where he facilitates change teams to improve outcomes with national patient safety goals.

Locally, Mr. Haram has served as a Licensing Specialist, Public Health Educator and Senior Manager for Corrections Services with the State of Maine, Office of Substance Abuse. Nationally, he has gained extensive experience in change theory and facilitating implementation of Evidence-based Practices as a consultant to Brown University’s Addiction Technology Transfer Center; as a Community Treatment Provider with the Clinical Trials Network- Adolescent Buprenorphine Treatment Protocol; a Provider Coach to Maine’s STAR SI grant recipients; and coaching nationally for grantees from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Advancing Recovery initiative.

Sponsors  Alkermes, The Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP), AdCare, CCSME



From the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center

New Distance Learning Course Launched: Environmental Strategies

    • The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) are pleased to launch the second in a series of on-line distance learning courses.  These courses aim to provide law enforcement and community organizations with valuable, no-cost training that focuses on the reduction of underage access to alcohol.  The newest course in this series is “Environmental Strategies” and can be accessed at
    • This two hour online course is designed as a basic-level familiarization to environmental strategies targeting the reduction of youth access to alcohol and a foundation for follow-up on-site training provided by UDETC.  The course provides basic strategies and information on assessing community needs and applying science-based strategies.


Click here for the link to a flyer for A Parent’s Guide To Social Networking, a DVD tool for parents created by the Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition. 


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