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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 […]

Getting to Know Your Recovery Team

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.

Why these major Bangor organizations are supporting Medicaid expansion

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 […]