Maine Families

For Parents Whose Children are Using Substances

Circle of Hope Support Group: Machias 255-3400
Support group for relatives & loved ones affected by opiate addiction
Call for current dates 6-7p in Dr. Sammis’ waiting room (53 Fremont Street, Machias)

Medicine Abuse Awareness
Tips for talking to your kids about the dangers of misusing prescriptions and even some over-the-counter remedies

Naloxone Kits and Training (through the Health Equity Alliance)
Free Naloxone kit (includes 2 doses) available to opioid users or their families.  To receive a kit you must make an appointment to pick them up in Bangor or Ellsworth and have a 15 minute training on the use of the product. For more information about overdose risk factors and how to recieve Naloxone, email

One-on-One Help for Parents
Talk to a trained counselor about your concern for your child. Talk on the phone, via live web chat, or email. All methods are free and confidential

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Know the signs to look for; Create a personalized action plan; Resources and support for parents

Quit ME (Help Youth Stop Using)
Lots of links and tips for parents to help their child stop using alcohol, tobacco, or other substances

Underage Drinking Awareness for Parents: “Talk. They Hear You.”
This program provides parents and caregivers useful ways to talk to their kids about drinking and substance use


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