Expanding Access To Drug Treatment A Struggle In New Hampshire
Meanwhile, Maine ups its focus on drug enforcement as the heroin epidemic worsens.
The Associated Press:
State Struggles To Expand Beds For Drug Treatment Programs
Roughly 40 people are waiting for drug addiction treatment at Serenity Place, a center in Manchester [N.H.] with just eight available beds. Serenity Place's efforts to expand in recent years have been held up by non-responsive landlords and unfriendly neighbors. Now, an inability to comply with state licensing requirements needed to collect insurance payments is leaving Serenity Place in a bind as it seeks to stay open and help more people. (Ronayne, 8/29)
As Heroin Addiction Grows, Maine Focuses On Drug Enforcement
A cap on the number of opiate addiction patients that doctors can treat means many who want to take Suboxone can't get access to it. In Maine, the governor has reduced funding for the treatment. (Sharon, 8/29)