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Pingree, Kennedy host roundtable on opioid abuse, treatment

August 8, 2018

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.

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