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 […]
Ryan’s personal story isn’t about how he got lost in the depths of opioid use disorder but an honest account of his challenges and triumphs in treatment and recovery, the support of his family, the love for his daughter, and his focus on getting an education and starting a new job.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and the Bangor Police Department will host a prescription take-back event on site. Please bring any unused prescriptions you wish to safely dispose of.
Your entrance fee will help pay for treatment for uninsured clients.
“We hope to encircle those fighting, in treatment for or in recovery from opioid use disorder and their families with care, support and kindness.”
Snag a #CaringCircle selfie and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. Then, invite your friends to do so, too. Like I said, no brain freeze necessary for this challenge.
The conversations I had that evening were a refreshing change, yet I still left feeling a little bit heartbroken.
“And now my little brother is in the sky, from a pill that a doctor prescribed.” — Macklemore
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.