Goals

  1. To give Maine law enforcement officers a basic awareness of the issues surrounding substance misuse and substance use disorders in Maine and the United States.  This lesson is designed to teach officers the various types of substances commonly misused and how to identify signs of substance use disorders. The lesson also provides officers with an overview of the options and resources available to officers and the public for dealing with this problem.
  2. To give Maine law enforcement officers a basic awareness of the various substances that are typically misused.
  3. To assist Maine law enforcement officers in identifying some of the signs of misuse and behaviors that are often associated with substance use disorders.
  4. To provide recommendations for treatment and recovery resources and alternatives to help stem the recidivism.
  5. To inform about the resources available to law enforcement and survivors.