Maine has been severely impacted by the nationwide overdose epidemic. Between the year 1997 and the third quarter of 2020, 4,672 residents of Maine have lost their lives due to pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical drug overdoses. The drug information on this data hub provides resources, data metrics, and visualizations to inform Mainers about efforts to reduce the harm caused by drug use and drug overdose and to track progress towards reaching the goals outlined in Governor Janet Mills’ Maine Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan.
The data on the Maine Drug Data Hub is organized based on the five Focus Areas of the Strategic Action Plan: Leadership, Prevention, Harm Reduction, Treatment and Recovery. It also includes a data metric summary table that provides an at-a-glance look at the metrics being tracked on the hub.
The data, information, and resources available on the Maine Drug Data Hub is constantly being updated. Data sets, reports, and graphics are updated monthly, quarterly, and annually. New data metrics are added as they become available.
The Data Metric Summary Table provides site users with an at-a-glance picture of the information being tracked on the Maine Drug Data Hub. The table includes a list of data metrics and the most current provisional data for each one including the most recent available data. All metric entries are hyperlinked, searchable, and sortable.
The State of Maine is devoted to decisive, evidence-based and community-focused actions in response to Maine’s overdose epidemic. The leadership hub metrics include suspected and confirmed drug overdoses. It also includes resources regarding Maine’s drug response.
The Strategic Action Plan establishes prevention priorities to prevent the early use of addictive substances by children and youth and to reduce the number of prescribed and illicitly obtained drugs accessible by Mainers. The prevention hub metrics include substance-use prevalence, prescription drug monitoring, as well as drug seizures and trafficking arrests by law enforcement.
The Strategic Action Plan prioritizes overdose education and naloxone distribution. The harm reduction hub metrics include data regarding naloxone distribution and administration, syringe access programs, and lives saved due to state-supplied and non state-supplied naloxone.
The Strategic Action Plan prioritizes the availability of treatment that is local, immediate, and affordable. The treatment hub metrics include medication-assisted treatment data, Hepatitis C and HIV diagnoses and treatment, and use of Telehealth for medication-assisted treatment programs.
The Strategic Action Plan identifies the need to support individuals in recovery and prioritizes supporting both youths and adults with substance use disorder in their efforts at recovery. The recovery hub metrics include peer-recovery coaches, recovery community centers, and increases in recovery friendly services.