Prevent, treat and support recovery from Substance Use Disorder**
Currently 107 people in Eastern Maine die each year due to overdose.
Our goal is to eliminate deaths due to Substance Use Disorder by 2028.
**Through this goal UWEM will also support building the capacity of the community to generate meaningful data that is better reflective of the scope of Substance Use Disorder beyond deaths.
- Improve access to the full spectrum of accessible and affordable treatment and recovery resources.
- Increase access to prevention programming and youth programs to decrease vulnerability to dangerous situations.
Learn more about why this issue is so important in Eastern Maine:
How to help in your community:
- Committee Volunteers/Members for Bangor Area Recovery Network.
- Volunteer Driver for Wellspring, Inc.
- Meal Prep and Serve for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
- Volunteer Mentor for juveniles.
Our impact on Eastern Maine communities:
Over the next year:
- 6,547 Increase access to the full spectrum of accessible and affordable treatment and recovery resources
- 2,000 people increase access to health care services
- 1,700 people will develop skills and knowledge that will allow them to support people in recovery
This is an emerging issue area and we do not currently have a specific initiative under this issue area at this time. We are identifying the ways UWEM can be most impactful and supportive in this area beyond the funding we are providing programs under this goal. We expect to learn more after our Grantee Convening in the fall of 2019.