Need support through your medication-assisted treatment? There’s a group for you

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If you or someone you care about is participating in medication-assisted treatment (a combination of medication and counseling and behavioral therapy) to help heal from an opioid use disorder, you may have discovered that there are not a lot of options for support groups in the greater Bangor region.

Seeing a need for one, Nick St. Louis and Kristi Murray worked with the Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN) to help put a support group together. M.A.P.S. (Medication Assisted Peer Support) Group starts tonight and will meet every Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the BARN, located at 142 Center St. in Brewer.

St. Louis and Murray describe the group as “men and women who share the common experience or the past shame of addiction and the new found hope of recovery through medication assistance and practicing some basic recovery principles.” Its basic purpose is to provide a place where people can support each other, embrace recovery and reduce the stigma of participating in medication-assisted recovery.

For more information, please contact St. Louis at stlouis.nicholas9@gmail.com or Murray at 852-7220. Or feel free to stop by the BARN any Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  All are welcome.

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