Pingree, Kennedy host roundtable on opioid abuse, treatment
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts are going to hear from people who’ve struggled with drug use.
The two lawmakers are visiting a drug treatment program in Biddeford that’s operated by physicians with Maine Behavior Healthcare and Southern Maine Health Care.
They’ll be holding a roundtable discussion that features people who’ve struggled with opioid addiction.
The Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment program aims to ensure patients in need of treatment for opioid use get the care they need, from anywhere in the MaineHealth system regardless of ability to pay.