Title

"Focus on Midcoast Region" piece on Bath resident Marty O'Brien, who hopes to op

Authors

Vanessa Cirulli

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-30-2005

Pages

38-40

Abstract

"Focus on Midcoast Region" piece on Bath resident Marty O'Brien, who hopes to open a for-profit opiate treatment program called Turning Tide in Rockland, with business partner Angel Fuller-McMahon of Owl's Head, a recovering heroin addict. Inspired by the Zen-based Greystone Bakery-and-social-services project that turned around a Yonkers, N.Y., neighborhood, they plan to develop social services for patients. Before they were able to meet with townspeople, word of the plan leaked out and zoning changes were instituted that blocked them from finding the needed property. Turning Tide filed a lawsuit, as yet unresolved. All five of Maine's methadone clinics are operating at capacity and have waiting lists. In Maine, addiction to opiates other than heroin--such as OxyContin--increased 1,821 percent in the past ten years. With details on the advantages of running a for-profit versus a nonprofit facility.

Subjects

Methadone maintenance, Substance abuse Treatment, Turning Tide Rockland, Fuller, McMahon, Angel, O'Brien, Marty

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