MAINE COALITION FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY

The Maine Coalition for Sensible Drug Policy (the Coalition) was established in 2018 in response to the recommendations of the Opioid Task Force convened by the State of Maine. While the Coalition feels that the Task Force’s report was a valiant effort to impact the opioid crisis, it believes that the Task Force was fundamentally limited by process, preventing members from more significantly engaging and altering Maine’s drug policy.

 

The Coalition formed explicitly to build upon the work of the Task Force, advancing evidence-based practices, emerging promising approaches and innovative new solutions that will meaningfully address the opioid crisis and other failings of Maine’s drug policy. 

In building these recommendations, the Coalition relied heavily on input and leadership from people with a history of drug use, as well as community organizations who work with people who use drugs and people in recovery. 

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