Day One staff and a board member joined hundreds of other attendees at the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Arena to become part of the solution to the increasing heroin epidemic. Heidi Weymouth, LADC, CCS; Christie Hesseltine-Page, CADC; and Suzan Ackerman, LADC, CCS had an opportunity to discuss with U.S. Sen. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, local law enforcement and other treatment providers the treatment needs for youth and adults in the State of Maine. One of the most impactful statements that was heard was “When the Ebola crisis hit us a couple of years ago somewhere we found $2 billion or more and dealt with it successfully I think we have to have that same sense of emergency here. This is a crisis, Ebola killed one person in the U.S., this crisis is killing five people an hour 24 hours a day 365 days a year” said Senator Angus King.
Link to BDN story: http://bangordailynews.com/2016/05/04/health/bdns-one-life-project-focuses-on-slowing-drug-overdose-deaths/
Link to WABI news story: http://wabi.tv/2016/05/04/hundreds-attend-one-life-project-to-find-solutions-to-opioid-crisis
Pictured (L-R): Substance Abuse Counselor Heidi Weymouth; Congressman Bruce Poliquin; Substance Abuse Counselor Christie Hasseltine-Page; Program Coordinator for Corrections Services Suzan Ackerman; Day One Board Member Samantha Warren