“Newer research tells us that opioids can actually cause pain. It activates the pain centers in the brain and the pain receptors on the cells, so it’s really, for a lot of people, making their pain worse or keeping their pain alive.”
The main takeaway is that Washington County is still experiencing a staggering rate of death.
It may not be a replacement to treatment, but it has the potential to be a strong enhancement.
Doesn’t it feel great when good people are awarded for their hard work? That’s exactly what is happening here.
“I was intent on reducing the painful suffering of my patients, and too unaware of the suffering that might develop if my pills were used inappropriately.”
There are a couple things to consider before deciding if it is the best option.
The goal is to discuss how best the BARN can support families in the Bangor area.
Maine’s own Dr. Mark Publicker received the award recognizing outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our society.
I cannot imagine the sadness that is rippling across this state as a result of these inexcusable deaths.
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.