Substance Misuse

Residents of the Northern York County, ME area need proactive substance misuse prevention programs

Preventing substance misuse is a community effort, and it starts with our kids. Teaching children about the dangers of substance misuse is just one piece of the puzzle. The Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition can equip parents. teachers, and community leaders in the Saco, Arundel, Biddeford, Buxton, Dayton, Hollis, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Old Orchard Beach, ME  areas to recognize the signs of substance misuse and intervene before it can cause lasting harm. 

Our substance misuse prevention efforts include...

  • Running the Prime for Life and PhotoVoice programs 

  • Presenting information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol to students 

  • Providing resources about preventing substances misuse to anyone searching for information 

Reach out today to learn more about or substance misuse prevention efforts. 

Prime for Life

Prime for life is an evidenced-based prevention and intervention program. The program helps people learn to reduce their risks of alcohol and drug related problems throughout their lifetime. It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by changing beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, motivations, and the knowledge of how to reduce risk of alcohol and drug related problems. This 4-6 hour interactive curriculum pays careful attention to words and experiences that promote inclusion, openness, and lack of judgment. CHCC has one certified Prime for Life trainer on staff. We offer Prime for Life in non-school or after school settings for a universal audience: those without any known increased risk factors. 

For more information contact Tricia Cote at or (207) 602-3551

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