Portland Community Chamber to host discussion on Maine’s Opiate Crisis at Eggs & Issues December 4, 2015
Portland, ME (December 1, 2015) – Maine has one of the highest opiate rate uses in the country. 90% of Portland’s crime is related to substance abuse. This poses a problem for the city, region and state. Substance abuse raises our taxes and reduces the size of our qualified labor pool.
The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce will bring together community leaders to examine this crisis, and feature Dr. Steven Kassels, Medical Director and a founding member of Community Substance Abuse Centers and Michael Sauschuck, Portland Chief of Police. The discussion will be moderated by James Cohen, Partner, Verrill Dana, and Coordinator Coalition of Methadone Clinics in Maine.
The event will begin with a networking reception at 7:00 am, with breakfast served at 7:30 am, and the program beginning at 8:00 am. Tickets are $17 for Chamber members and $27 for non-members, and available online, or by calling 207-772-2811. Eggs & Issues presenting sponsors are Martin’s Point Healthcare and Bank of America. The event is held at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine.
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