Bangor to see influx of funds to fight drug addiction

Bangor Daily News

John Doyle comments on how an increase in state funding to treat poor, uninsured Mainers addicted to drugs would impact the Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center.

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More than half of new funding to treat poor, uninsured Mainers addicted to drugs is heading to Bangor, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.

DHHS announced Tuesday that $2.4 million in medication-assisted treatment program funds would provide resources to treat 359 patients, covering the costs for 50 patients at Acadia Hospital and 160 at Discovery House, both located in Bangor.

With methadone-assisted treatment, one of two people is successful in beating their drug addiction, according to Brent Miller, program director for the Discovery House, one of the local clinics to benefit from funding.