Healthy Acadia partners with Southwest Harbor Public Library to present information on methamphetamine

Methamphetamine-associated deaths in Maine a lot more than tripled concerning 2019 (47 deaths) and 2021 (166 deaths). In reaction to this rise in meth misuse, Nutritious Acadia has developed a presentation for members of legislation enforcement, social assistance suppliers, other intrigued stakeholders, and community associates to maximize awareness of what meth use, impairment and overdose look like. This get the job done is supported as a result of a substance use avoidance grant from Maine Prevention Providers to address opioid and stimulant misuse.

In partnership with Southwest Harbor General public Library, Balanced Acadia personnel will produce a presentation on methamphetamine starting at midday on Tuesday, April 26 in individual at the library in Southwest Harbor. The session will past close to 30 minutes and will deal with definitions, manufacturing, addictive likely, limited and extensive time period health and fitness outcomes, withdrawal symptoms and overdose facts in Maine. Attendees will evaluate how to figure out whether or not somebody you experience could be beneath the affect of meth and how to support with this difficulty in your space. 

Subsequent the presentation, for people who would like to continue to be, Healthier Acadia staff members will supply a 15-moment schooling on how to administer naloxone — or Narcan — an overdose reversal treatment that can briefly halt an overdose until eventually unexpected emergency health care personnel arrive.