What we do
Naloxone Community Distribution and Overdose Prevention Education
We prioritize naloxone distribution to people who use drugs, close friends and family. We work with local drug user communities to build a network of accessible naloxone distribution and overdose prevention education.
Post Overdose Follow-up
We believe that overdose aftercare and follow-up for participants is essential. This support includes individual and group debriefing of overdose reversals, refresher trainings, and processing overdose deaths.
Collective Organizing and Advocacy
We believe that a statewide and collective response can be built that prioritizes the voices of drug users. Community naloxone educators will come together to share experiences and develop direct demands for statewide policy and legislative changes.
Overdose Prevention Consultation and Capacity Building
We acknowledge that no one organization has ownership over overdose prevention and drug-user rights in Maine. MAP works with local organizations to build their internal capacity for naloxone distribution, overdose response protocols, as well as overdose prevention and harm reduction education.
Community-Based Research and Knowledge Sharing
We prioritize the lived experience of people who use drugs and utilize data collection, storytelling, and community dialogues as means to gain knowledge surrounding drug use in Maine. We are committed to privileging these narratives and to sharing them through media, writing, and art.