Maine had recently been recognized for addressing the drug epidemic in our state – but there is so much more to do.
There was a 340% increase in the number of illicit drug-related overdose deaths from 2011 to 2014. Drug overdose deaths in Maine went up by 31% in 2015, climbing to a new high of 272 fatalities.
This drug epidemic is happening across the country and President Obama declared September 18-24, 2016 as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.
Please take a moment to read this article about how opioid and heroin addiction effects people right here in our community:
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