Disaster Behavioral Health
Mental health and substance abuse disaster preparedness planning effort. The Maine CDC contracts with AdCare Maine to perform specific disaster behavioral health preparedness and emergency response projects that serve to enhance Maine’s disaster behavioral health infrastructure and support the Maine CDC mission.
Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP)
The Driver Education and Evaluation Programs are the legislatively mandated (5 MRSA c.521, Sub-c. V) operating under the influence (OUI) countermeasure programs in the state of Maine. The goal of the programs is to lessen the incidence of injury, disability and fatality that results from alcohol and other drug related motor vehicle crashes, and to reduce the risk of re-offense for OUI. AdCare Maine, under contract with the Maine Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), employs and supports staff to manage and implement these evidence-based programs to people convicted of violating Maine’s OUI driving laws. AdCare Maine facilitates all aspects of this program implementation including the employment and training of instructors for the trainings undertaken for this contract.
Health Alert Network (HAN)
The Health Alert Network is a nationwide program developed by the U.S. CDC to establish communication with state and local partners so we can respond effectively to public health emergencies, such as a natural disaster, bioterrorism event, or disease outbreak. In 2007, Maine CDC, supported by AdCare Maine, implemented a new and expanded HAN.
Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP)
A risk reduction program for youth who have violated school alcohol and drug policies, who are on probation or who are under conditions placed upon them by probation officers or local police. The Maine Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) contracts with AdCare Maine to provide technical assistance and evaluation to six communities implementing SIRP in their service areas.
Youth Empowerment and Policy Project (YEPP)
A statewide group of youth focusing on program and policy issues regarding underage drinking. AdCare Maine, under contract with the Maine Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), supported the youth based workgroup, collaborating with six coalitions throughout Maine to implement YEPP. The group developed public policy guidelines and tools designed to change factors in the social, legal, economic and political environment that encourage, enable or support underage drinking.