Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Marchman Act Blog: Maine Tops Nation in Treatment Admissions for Prescription Painkillers

New government data shows that Maine consistently outstripped other states over the past decade when measured by the number of residents seeking treatment for prescription painkillers, the Bangor Daily News reported Jan. 4.

The report, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reviewed national trends in admissions to treatment for substance abuse between 1998 and 2008.
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