This article gives information about opioids being delivered by mail. Drugs are being delivered to places right under our noses. Drugs could be coming in from overseas and getting here easier than it should be. Portman a sponsor of the ‘STOP’ act asks “How many more people have to die before our own Postal Service takes the measures we know can be taken to stop these poisons?” Asking that shows something needs to be done with our postal service to take precautionary measures and stop the opioid delivery through mail.
Dennis Hoey tells about Maine’s record breaking overdose deaths and that Maine is expected to receive 2 million dollars to fight the epidemic. Senator Collins and Angus King said “This funding will support vital programs that provide hope, recovery and healing to Mainers who are struggling with addiction.” Without some financial help, it’ll be too tough to fight.
Janet Mills writes about 10 steps that could help cut down opioid use in Maine and hopefully lower the rate of drug overdose deaths. She gives facts and statistics on how drug overdoses have raised in the past few years. She gives useful information to help people if a loved one or even a user has an addiction and needs help.
David Charns writes about Sgt. Baker, an officer who lost his daughter to a drug overdose. A video shows Baker and the impact it has on him and his family that some people relate to that also have lost a loved one to drugs. Baker states that “We’ve never had the epidemic that we’re having now.” It’s a good source because he’s an officer of the law and has worked on things like drugs and he’s been in a situation where he’s lost a loved one to drugs.
Eric Russell states facts that gives you an idea how bad the opioid epidemic is in Maine. He writes about Maine breaking a record but not a record you would want to break. A record for most drug overdose deaths. Janet Mills, the Attorney General states, “Fentanyl has invaded our state, killing 247 people last year alone.” It’s a credible source because the topic is about the local area and gives statistics.