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If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call 211 or visit 211maine.org.

CARIBOU, Maine — The need for a detoxification center in Aroostook County was one clear message that came from a public forum held Thursday night to address community concerns over the rising number of drug overdoses.

Aroostook County has been facing an increasingly worse drug problem in recent years, especially opioid use disorder, heroin and a crystal methamphetamine cross with fentanyl. In order to better communicate with the community, Recovery Aroostook invited a panel of experts over Facebook Live Thursday evening to discuss the drug epidemic, including how the situation got to this point and what the next steps are from here.

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