Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:32

Foundation grants $1.5 million to help combat opioid addiction in Maine Featured

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Foundation grants $1.5 million to help combat opioid addiction in Maine

BANGOR - Ten separate organizations are getting $1.5 million to help combat the opioid crisis in the state.

The Maine Health Access Foundation is giving the grants.

 

President and CEO MEHAF, Barbara Leonard stated "We have a lot of experience making grants to organizations to help them to do their work better. So our goal with these ten grants we've just made is to help Maine organizations are providing access to care through medication assisted treatment or who would like to move into that to do it much more quickly and effectively."

 

One of those ten organizations closer to Bangor is Penobscot Community Health Care in Brewer. They will be opening their program to everyone in need of help, whether their provider is a part of PCHC or not.

 

Dr. Noah Nesin, VP Medical Affairs PCHC said "We're building a program that will allow for rapid access to out patient primary care integrated medication assisted recovery."

 

If you or someone you love is in ready to combat opioid addiction you can ask your primary care provider about the program .