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The Maine Drug Data Hub is a collaboration between several state departments, the Governor’s Office, The Office of Behavioral Health, and the University of Maine. The aggregation of state and community information on the hub provides resources, data, and visualization 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.
This website provides a summary of statistics regarding drug fatalities in Maine. Data for this website were collected at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. A drug death is identified when one or more drugs are mentioned on the death certificate as a cause or significant contributing factor for the death. These data do not include deaths caused by alcohol only.
Since 2011, Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention has supported a Statewide Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) to make data available for substance abuse prevention planning across a wide spectrum of audiences.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks to improve data quality and track trends in order to better understand and quickly respond to the epidemic. CDC collects and analyzes data on opioid-related overdoses to better identify problematic areas and evaluate prevention efforts.