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 […]
The Recovery Research Institute is a leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment & recovery. Their website is a tremendous resource (www.recoveryanswers.org), and we thought it would be helpful to share the following graphic they have developed with you.
Layoffs happen in Maine. Mills have closed, MBNA has come and gone. More recently, Athenahealth has laid off 9% of its workforce nationwide, some of whom are our friends and neighbors in Belfast. When layoffs happen, hardworking Mainers lose their health insurance. These people are us: neighbors, children, parents, and friends. Mainers have significant chronic […]
PCHC Pharmacies and Pharmacy Residency Programs are please to host a Medication Take Back Day and Brown Bag Event on October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer. Pharmacists from Penobscot Community Health Care welcome everyone to stop by to safely and freely dispose of their old and […]
Every Thursday at 6 p.m. a group gathers in the St. Francis Conference Room at 294 Center Street , on St. Joseph Healthcare’s Bangor campus. The members come together for the same reason — with hope and intent to help others as they help themselves. This group of incredible people are givers, survivors, and care givers. […]
I am coming to the end of my time managing this blog. There are four local Bangor healthcare organizations that contribute to it and on behalf of my organization — St. Joseph Healthcare — I’ve been writing for it since April. At the end of this month I’ll hand it off to another provider. So, as I thought about my final blog […]