Sorg Quoted in BDN Article on Methadone, Addiction Treatment

Marcella Sorg, a forensic anthropologist for the state and a research professor at the University of Maine, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about drug overdose deaths for the article, “Maine’s methadone debate puts spotlight on addiction treatment.” Most of the overdose fatalities from methadone don’t involve doses dispensed at clinics, according to the article. Methadone also is prescribed as a pain medication, and it’s that form turning up in the majority of drug deaths involving methadone in Maine, said Sorg, who analyzes statistics on drug fatalities. In 2013, 37 of the 176 drug deaths in Maine involved methadone, she said.