Saturday, November 7, 2015

Maine Gov At Least Starts Somewhere

Maine gov threatens to call in National Guard to fight heroin epidemic

"PORTLAND, Maine – Maine's governor is threatening to call up the National Guard to fight an epidemic of heroin and other drugs if lawmakers don't hire more agents."

The article goes on to say:

"Like the rest of New England, Maine is dealing with an epidemic of addiction and deaths associated with heroin, fentanyl and other opioids. Last year, a record 208 people died in Maine from drug overdoses, and 8 percent of babies born last year had mothers who used drugs, officials said."

New England is facing a very serious issue.  State officials need to start acting more proactively before more children suffer or possibly die.

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