They are dying in cities like Portland and Augusta and in the affluent suburbs, where heroin is plentiful. Each day, the series explores a different facet of Maine's heroin epidemic: how some families suffer multiple overdose deaths; how labeling addiction as a moral failing weakens our responses; how one York County town has been ravaged by heroin; how women face a perilous lack of support and treatment programs; and how a failure to invest in treatment fed a rising death toll.
The death toll reached 376 last year, driven almost entirely by opioids – prescription painkillers, heroin and now fentanyl. The heroin crisis has torn through Maine families regardless of income, religion or ethnicity.
He struck out 122 batters in 87 2/3 innings for the Huskies. His mother remembers him as always active and involved in some sport, whether it was competitive or friendly, such as disc golf. “Unless he was playing his Xbox.” He liked to have fun, too. The inclination to serve emerged in other ways, too, including her studies after high school.
He also played independent ball for two years, pitching for the Old Orchard Beach Surge in 2015 until an elbow injury ended his pitching career. “If there was something he couldn’t do, he would try it because that was in his makeup.” That made him a leader on every team he played on. “He was a jokester, a prankster who wanted to be the life of the party,” she said. She majored in criminal justice at the University of Southern Maine, hoping to one day help children and teens affected by addiction.
You walk around with your boobs out, I'm gonna look at least once. Toquinha: Boobies (obvious)But seriously, these rallies are usually self-defeating, as they announce these, and armies of men show up, not to lend support, but to see boobies. Six years later, the photo that humiliated her as a teenager has resurfaced.“I have been dehumanized from having my photos online.That is what it means to be objectified,” says Tormey.’ His answer was, ‘MLB player.’ They asked, ‘What do you want to do in life? He said, ‘No, that is my goal.’” Nick could throw a baseball. If one of his best friends, or a teammate, was picking on some scrawny kid from his English class, he would stick up for them.” Ashley Newell loved her job as a waitress at Sebago Brewing Co.He was a standout athlete at Poland High School and would pitch two years for Ed Flaherty at the University of Southern Maine, in 20, after transferring from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. She never overlooked a single customer, always stopping to ask each person how his or her day was or to compliment a stranger.