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Portland man shares story of recovery, message of support

Much has been made of Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s recent comments about drug addiction and recovery treatment. In regards to the overdose-reversing drug known as naloxone, or Narcan, LePage has said that the drug doesn’t save lives, it merely extends them. As has been reiterated by an endless stream of physicians, emergency medical responders, police […]

Should Maine follow Gloucester, Massachusetts’ lead on addiction treatment?

In June, Gloucester, Massachusetts police chief Leonard Campanello made a bold move by announcing that his officers would no longer arrest drug users seeking help. Instead, the new game plan is to send addicts to treatment, and help pay for the costs. According to Upworthy, who coupled with MSNBC to make the below video, Campanello said […]