New state program looks to support parents living with addiction

State House file photo. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN  )

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 […]

‘We need to show that it is possible': Young Maine man shares story of recovery

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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.

Come to a town hall event tomorrow to talk about preventing and treating opioid addiction

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin participates in a group discussion during the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, May 4. (Micky Bedell | BDN)

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.