The Coastal Packet is the local edition of the Progressive Review, following Maine news and progressive politics. Since 1964, the Review has been providing the news while there was still time to do something about it.
Wednesday, June 29
Six in 10 Mainers know someone who has used heroin or abused prescribed opiate painkillers. The Portland Press Herald poll that was conducted by the University of New Hampshire shows roughly 780,000 Mainers have seen the crisis up close. The 60 percent figure is higher than the 44 percent in a recent Kaiser Health national survey who said they knew someone who abused heroin or opiates.