Tag Archives: addiction

Opioid addiction and reversing an overdose with Narcan

Person holding Narcan

Narcan, a medication that can reverse a drug overdose, has become a familiar name in Maine. A bill making it available to everyone was recently vetoed by Governor Paul LePage, only to be overridden a few days later by state lawmakers. In this Catching Health podcast, addiction specialist Dr. Mark Publicker explains how Narcan works and when it can be used.

Does yoga have the power to save an addict’s life? Absolutely, say these people

Yoga pose

For twenty years, Angela Weymouth watched her brother struggle with opiate addiction. She and her husband Michael Seymour own Maine Hatha Yoga on Dartmouth Street in Portland. Since they first opened in 2002, they’ve known that people with substance abuse issues take their yoga classes. But only recently did some share their personal stories. “In the past three or […]