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This report summarizes the Year 1 activities of the Healthy Acadia Downeast Maine MAT Expansion Project. Through a collaborative effort of Healthy Acadia, its providers, the Downeast Substance Treatment Network and Downeast Substance Use Response Coalition, the project utilized multiple evidence-based strategies to combat opioid use disorder (OUD) in Downeast Maine.

Key findings focused on:

  • capacity building,
  • stakeholder engagement,
  • organizational and peer support,
  • payment and reimbursement issues,
  • the creation of low-barrier access to MAT,
  • barriers, including stigma, to MAT
  • patient-centered approaches
  • auxiliary recovery supports

For more information, please contact M. LIndsey Smith, PhD at