Painkillers in Maine: Cure or Curse

A six-part series of articles that ran in Maine’s Portland Press Herald and Sunday Telegram lays out the causes and costs of Maine’s painkiller addiction, from the perspectives of addiction experts, doctors, drug agents and the people who’ve been hooked.

The article series starts with an overview of Maine’s prescription drug abuse. Additional topics include: addiction, babies, crime, treatment, and Maine’s response to the prescription drug “epidemic”.

Source: Portland Press Herald/Sunday Telegram – October 15–21, 2011