On the Front Lines

Acadia Hospital and the Bangor Police Department are working together to find effective ways to provide support to officers in the field who oftentimes find themselves confronted with an individual dealing with a mental health or substance use challenge. This fresh approach to de-escalation of potentially explosive interactions provides opportunities for individuals to be proactively […]

HHS Secretary to Governors: Let’s reduce stigma of medication-assisted treatment for opioids

Washington D.C. (February 24, 2018) – At the National Governor’s Conference on Saturday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II commended governors for their work to address the opioid epidemic and urged them to help reduce the stigma of medication-assisted treatment. “I chose to highlight medication-assisted treatment today because this is a particular aspect of […]

Local Group Looks to Fill the Need for Support for Affected Others

The Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN), located at 142 Center Street in Brewer, is a tremendous community resource that seeks to assist individuals as they pursue recovery from addiction (http://www.bangorrecovery.org/). While the primary purpose of the BARN is to help individuals on their path to recovery from addiction, a secondary purpose is to support “affected […]

Bangor Area Recovery Network a Vital Local Resource

The Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN) has many offerings scheduled and listed below. Highlighting some of the Upcoming & On-going BARN Events – November/December 2017 Tapping into Healing; Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Release Where/When: BARN; Wednesdays Nov. 1 – January 17; 1p.m. – 2p.m. (drop in ok) Description: Learn breakthrough approaches, using cutting edge techniques, […]

New Vermont Campaign Aims to Tackle Young Adult Opiate Abuse

The Rescue Agency and the Vermont Department of Health have created a campaign called, “Over the Dose,” which targets young adults, with the goal of Reducing Recreational and Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers among this vulnerable population. The website states that, “Despite opioid misuse becoming an epidemic, many young adults lack understanding about the risks […]