This story was recently released in EMHS’ 2016 Annual Report. EMHS and it’s hospitals, Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center, are members of the Community Health Leadership Board. This video tells the story of the current efforts underway in Maine to confront the crisis of opiate addiction in Maine.
People in the Bangor area will have greater access to the life-saving medication Narcan starting February 1, after a Circle of Caring fundraising effort brought in more than $17,000. Narcan is administered by those who suspect a friend or loved one has overdosed on an opioid. Four members of the Community Health Leadership Board (CHLB), […]
A 2014 short animation by Andreas Hykade illustrates an excellent metaphor for addiction that can help bridge better understanding of what addiction looks like for a non-user. Maine is experiencing a community health epidemic of opioid substance use, abuse, and addiction. Perhaps a better understanding of what addiction looks like can help promote awareness among […]
The Community Health Leadership Board (CHLB) is gaining award-winning recognition for our efforts to promote awareness and action to help decrease the epidemic of opiate substance abuse in the Bangor region of Maine. Earlier this quarter the CHLB earned two awards. In October, the Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) held its annual meeting and awarded […]
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 […]