Spectrum News cites UMaine report in article about substance use disorder treatment funding

In an article about Gov. Janet Mills announcing $1.9 million in new funding to expand substance use disorder treatment in rural Maine, Spectrum News cited data from the annual reports conducted the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, which found that opioids are blamed for more than 80% of drug-induced deaths in York county from 2016–2020. York County, according to the center, went from six drug-induced deaths in 1997 to 74 in 2020.