Stories about methadone


Washington County woman arrested after crashing car while returning from methadone clinic

By Rich Hewitt on April 03, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.
MACHIAS | An East Machias woman was arrested Sunday morning after she was involved in a single-car crash while returning home from the methadone clinic in Calais. According to Maine State Police Trooper Miles Carpenter, Michelle Whitehead, 41, was not injured in the crash on Route 191 near East …
Discovery House located at 74 Dowd Road in Bangor.

Discovery House serves expanding need almost invisibly

By Eric Russell on Feb. 12, 2011, at 3:10 p.m.
BANGOR | Less than four months ago, city councilors approved a capacity increase for Discovery House, one of Bangor’s three methadone treatment clinics, to help meet growing demand. With room to grow and plans to add another type of treatment — Suboxone — to further assist opiate addicts, Discovery …

California-based firm seeks to set up methadone clinic in Warren

By Heather Steeves on Nov. 18, 2010, at 5:28 p.m.
A California-based company has filed an application with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to open a new methadone clinic in a former elementary school in Warren, according to Guy Cousins, director of the DHHS Office of Substance Abuse. The license has not been approved …

Brewer drafts medical marijuana zoning rules

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 05, 2010, at 12:02 a.m.
Three eye doctors, the school board chairman and a resident voiced concerns Monday about proposed land use code amendments that designate Dirigo Drive — the city’s professional business district — as the only place future marijuana dispensaries or growing facilities might locate. Mark Farley, chairman of the …

Acadia cuts free methadone to uninsured clients

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 02, 2010, at 10:41 p.m.
The Acadia Hospital no longer will provide free methadone treatment to uninsured, opiate-addicted patients, with hospital officials saying the high cost of the program is placing …
A marijuana plant grows in one of  two small growing rooms in Jim Fowler's home in Pittsfield. In March of this year, Fowler was busted by the DEA for growing marijuana plants, most of which were confiscated. Fowler who grows marijuana to alleviate symptoms of his degenerative disc disease, said he was unjustly busted, because he has permission to grown his own medical marijuana and is growing for several others. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

State picks 3 groups to grow, sell medical pot

By Meg Haskell on July 09, 2010, at 10:34 a.m.
Maine’s unfolding medical marijuana program took a big step toward full implementation on Friday with the state selecting three nonprofit corporations to grow and sell marijuana for …

Conference focuses on recovery success

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 04, 2008, at 10:50 p.m.
BANGOR — While the public is well acquainted with the stereotypes of addiction — broken homes, devastated families, unemployment, public drunkenness, domestic violence and other crimes — the face of addiction recovery is largely invisible.