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Maine Lobstermen Struggle to Deal with Heroin Addiction

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Some years ago there was a huge prescription drug problem in Utah. But not many were admitting to it, or going for help. Their silence was largely due to the reticence of those in the Mormon church to discuss the problem since using drugs of any sort was so frowned upon. Some church officials even refused to talk about it. Now we have a similar situation in Maine’s lobster industry. It’s up to others in the industry, and their families and friends, to reach out, and to push for more help to be made available to them. more…

Should Pregnant Women on Drugs Be Reported to Authorities? Maine Says No.

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There’s no doubt that a drug addict who gets pregnant, or a pregnant woman who takes dangerous drugs while pregnant, has done something destructive to her baby. And there’s no doubt that both the mother and the baby (born yet or not) need help. But Portland, Maine, recently rejected a bill requiring doctors, drug treatment providers and other professionals to report pregnant women suspected of drug abuse. Why? more…

Does this Grandmother Deserve to Go to Prison?

Posted under Maine, Young People

I’m not crazy about anyone going to prison. There’s generally no rehabilitation of the individual and they come out less able to become a productive citizen than when they went it, and often return to prison. However, the one purpose it does seem to serve is to protect others from being harmed by that person. more…

Maine’s Drug Law Changes Won’t Help Addicts Quickly Enough

Posted under Addiction Help, Buprenorphine, Heroin, Legal Issues, Maine, Treatment

injecting heroinMaine has had serious drug addiction problems. They’re currently calling heroin addiction an epidemic, and overdoses are skyrocketing. Political leaders – who’ve taken a long time to pass any legislation on this, largely due to the left and right not playing nice – have finally proposed a bill that requires several changes and additions to the State’s drug treatment and prevention resources. But although locals are happy that something is being done, they’re disappointed that many of the changes are long-term. Addicts need help right now. more…

Maine Suffering from Lack of Drug Addiction Treatment

Posted under Legal Issues, Maine, OxyContin, Painkillers, Treatment, Washington

looking for addiction help?Maine is facing a serious problem with heroin and prescription drug addiction. According to Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, “99 percent of adults age 26 or older [in 2013] who needed addiction treatment for illicit drug use were able to receive it.” However, Dr. Gust Stringos, D.O., who works at Somerset Primary Care, has practiced medicine in Somerset County for the last 25 years, and is now working directly with many addicts, says he is astounded by that statement. more…

Get Alcohol Rehab for Kids Who Think Blast is a Good Time

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Maine, Young People

There’s a new drink in town. It’s called Blast. Anyone who’s drinking this beers could probably use alcohol rehab, but I would get it for them as soon as possible – this drink’s dangerous! Blast comes in 23.5 ounce cans of 12% alcohol. Most beer is sold in 12 ounce cans, with alcohol content of more…

Methadone Clinics Don’t Solve Heroin Addiction Problem

Posted under Addiction Help, Heroin, Maine, Methadone

The City Council in Brewer, Maine, was supposed to make a decision on opening more methadone clinics. There are already nine of them, three of them in Bangor, just a mile from Brewer. They’ve put the decision off until January, largely because they’re concerned with social issues. They say the residents don’t want more drug addicts more…

Addiction Help Will Be Needed First by Those Who Think Crack is Okay

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Maine, Methamphetamine

Crack cocaine is becoming a bigger problem in Maine according to York’s Chief of Police Douglas Bracy. You can be sure that addiction help will be necessary as more kids become addicted. Chief Bracy is warning parents to keep track of their kids because of the influx of cocaine. He strongly suggests that you know more…

Will Addiction Help in Maine Relieve the Horror of Drugs?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Maine, Prescription Drugs

The drugs taken in Maine are the same drugs you see everywhere  in the U.S. – the list starts with heroin, then goes on to include OxyContin, methadone, prescription stimulants (Ritalin and Adderall) and, of course, methamphetamines. In Maine, also like everywhere else in the U.S., more addiction help is needed. “Families are the first line more…

Drug Rehab Needed In Open Prisons to Curb Out of Control Drug Scene

Posted under Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Maine

In the UK, one category of offender goes to an ‘open’ prison – prisoners are allowed to wander freely, but must show up for roll calls. Sounds ideal but prisoners are walking out and sometimes even committing additional crimes to get into prisons with higher security. Why? Drugs. The pressure to take drugs in UK more…

Is there a certain type of person who does drugs?

Posted under Drug Addiction, Intervention, Maine, Treatment

Despite any stereotypes about drug users, there is no definite outline of an addict. There is not a single gene that defines one, or a certain family background, favorite food or economic status either. It’s not like only the rich can afford to use drugs or only the poor use certain type of drugs. It more…

Do we need more laws to handle underage drinking, or do we teach responsibility?

Posted under Alcohol, Maine, Young People

Approximately 5,000 young people under 21 die each year due to underage drinking. Recent occurrences in several states have lawmakers working to figure out something they can do to help save lives and prevent teenagers and young adults from causing more damage to themselves and others. Some areas have resorted to local ordinances that include more…

Methadone – solution or problem?

Posted under Maine, Methadone, West Virginia

Originally posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are approximately 136,000 current heroin users in the United States. This number has remained relatively even over the last four years. Heroin addicts who want help will try just about anything to stop. Often, after attempting traditional more…