Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Maine Welcomes Six New Partners

Leading State and Local Organizations Join the Diverse Alliance Aimed at Addressing the Opioid Crisis

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2020

Portland, ME - The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Maine welcomed six new partners to the alliance of organizations focused on elevating solutions to help end opioid misuse across the state. Penquis, Maine County Commissioners Association, Aware Recovery Care, Maine State Troopers Foundation, Maine Prisoner Re-Entry Network, and Portland Recovery Community Center join over a dozen local, state, and national organizations working together in this effort.

RALI Maine helps bring people and organizations together to share, learn, and work across community boundaries to address the opioid epidemic. The alliance has spearheaded programs that educate Mainers about safe storage and disposal of prescription medications and raise awareness of the warning signs of addiction to help save lives. The new organizations joining RALI Maine expand on the alliance’s work with the recovery community, county and local officials and law enforcement.

RALI Maine and its network of partner organizations continue to combat substance misuse throughout Maine, especially in the face of new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

About RALI Maine

The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Maine is an alliance of local, state and national organizations committed to addressing the opioid epidemic in the state through support for effective prevention, treatment and recovery programs. To learn more, visit www.rali-me.org or @RALIMaine on Twitter. RALI Maine partners include:

· Aware Recovery Care

· Be the Influence

· Choose to Be Healthy Coalition

· Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition & Project Alliance

· Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

· Easterseals Maine

· Hospitality Maine

· Journey Magazine

· Kennebunk Police Department

· Maine County Commissioners Association

· Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association

· Maine Pharmacy Association

· Maine Prisoner Re-Entry Network

· Maine State Chamber of Commerce

· Maine State Troopers Foundation

· National Association on Mental Illness of Maine

· National Black Nurses Association

· National Consumers League

· National Grange

· Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

· Portland Recovery Community Center

· Retail Association of Maine

· Rural Health IT Corporation

· Strategies for a Stronger Sanford

· The Center for Grieving Children

· Veterans Health Council

· Vets Against Drugs

· Vietnam Veterans of America

· York County Elder Abuse Task Force