There are multiple reasons why a proven treatment like buprenorphine is not being made more readily available to those living with opioid use disorder.
I knew everything about her pets. I knew their names; I knew their conditions, their ages. I knew how much they were loved. I knew this was how she coped.
As with any serious, chronic illness, substance use disorder sends ripples that emanate from the individual living with the disorder to others. This dynamic can be especially traumatic for families when that person is a parent, and that is why the state of Maine has combined two evidence-based programs to create the Maine Enhanced Parenting Project. While it […]
Ryan’s personal story isn’t about how he got lost in the depths of opioid use disorder but an honest account of his challenges and triumphs in treatment and recovery, the support of his family, the love for his daughter, and his focus on getting an education and starting a new job.
Prescription drugs have killed more than a thousand Mainers in the last 10 years and devastated many more lives.
“The safety and efficacy of these medications (Methadone and Suboxone) are very well established.” But, “Access to treatment continues to be an issue.”
“We’re (CHLB) using every outlet we can to try to heighten awareness of this issue (opioid abuse).”
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and the Bangor Police Department will host a prescription take-back event on site. Please bring any unused prescriptions you wish to safely dispose of.
Learn how you, too, can participate in the campaign to end prejudice against people with substance use disorders and contribute to local solutions
Your entrance fee will help pay for treatment for uninsured clients.