Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Marty has worked hard to help fight the opioid epidemic in Maine through his public policy advicacy and his hands-on work with the recovery community. He believes strongly that the keys to breaking the cycle of addiction are a good job, a place to live, and access to quality health care. Below are a number of articles that outline Marty's approach to this critical issue.

Trump administration displays complete misunderstanding of opioid crisis

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.

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Job fair is start to collaboration

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.

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'It's huge': Job fair provides second chances for people in recovery

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.

The job fair, co-hosted by Representative Martin Grohman and ENSO Recovery, aimed to help people who are in recovery from substance use.

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First-of-its-kind job fair to help Mainers in recovery find jobs

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.

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Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’

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.

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