While much is known about the many costs of addiction and problematic drug use, we know very little about what happens to family members of those using or in recovery.
Now we have a new, terrifying wrinkle in this mess.
“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.