Youth Services

Maine Behavioral Healthcare Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN) staff have all self-identified with the experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges and are specially trained in Intentional Peer Support. This is not a clinical or treatment program. Program staff and participants support each other and build connections that help them better navigate the journey to a self-defined, meaningful life.

Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) is a statewide network of committed adults and passionate young people who believe in the transformative power of youth leadership. They young people’s thoughts, voices, and solutions for creating more equitable communities and just systems and use young people’s passion as the vehicle for building leadership skills and positive relationships.  

Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP) is a 12-hour educational program for youth who have experimented with alcohol and/or other drugs.  SIRP is available to all Maine youth 13-18 years old at no cost and anyone can make referrals by visiting the referral page

You Are Prevention is a resource for parents and caregivers, educators, and service providers that includes strategies for how to prevent youth substance use.  

Youth Substance Use Treatment Resources: Substance use treatment for adolescents is provided by licensed clinicians in outpatient or residential settings. Includes outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential and community supports.  

Youth Tobacco Treatment Resources are available through the Maine Quitlink.

For local community information about resources to help families and individuals meet their needs contact 211 Maine, a free and confidential helpline: