U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is coming to town this week to address the raging opioid crisis in our country.
It’s critical that the federal government engages on this issue. I’m glad he’s paying attention and trying to help. But so far this administration’s attitude toward the opioid crisis shows a complete misunderstanding of the problem, one that I believe will end up making it worse, not better.Read more
Last week, together with York County Sheriff Bill King, University of New England’s Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition and Enso Recovery, we conducted a Recovery Workforce Job Fair at the Pepperell Mill Campus. Twenty seven employers exhibited and more than 70 jobseekers attended in person, as well as many more via Skype online connection from the York County Jail.Read more
BIDDEFORD (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Employers at a job fair in Biddeford Thursday were looking for very specific candidates: people recovering from substance use.
Gaps in resumes and criminal histories typically present barriers to employment.Read more
BIDDEFORD, Maine —
A first-of-its-kind job fair Thursday will pair Mainers in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol misuse with employers looking to hire those hoping for a second chance.
The Recovery Workforce Job Fair kicks off at 9 a.m. at Biddeford’s Pepperell Mill.Read more
The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Overdoses, fueled by opioids, are the leading cause of death for Americans younger than 50 years old, killing roughly 64,000 people last year, more than guns or car accidents, and at faster velocity than the HIV epidemic.Read more