Access Health Participates in Senior Health Fair!

This October Access Health seized a great opportunity to promote safe ways to dispose of unwanted or unused medications to a vital and growing population throughout Maine’s mid-coast at the 2019 People Plus Seniors Expo. Last week, attendees were welcomed to learn more about local resources that are helpful while cleaning out their medicine cabinets… Read more »

Medication Collection Next Month

Did you see our Medication Collection Ad on Facebook or Instagram recently? We are spreading the word about our Medication Collection that is held twice per year. Bring you unused and unwanted medications to a collection point so they can be safely disposed of. This year it will be held on October 26th from 10… Read more »

Upcoming Resource Fairs!

Did you know that there are many resource fairs and open houses happening in our community over the next few months? We will have a table and information present at all of the following places so come visit us! Set for Success – August 25th Brunswick Junior High School Open House – August 28th Mt…. Read more »

Access Health Presents at Opioid Conference

Access Health Prevention Specialist Jen Kellerman attended First Annual Governor Mills Opioid Response Summit. Titled Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis, the day included members of the public, substance use disorder experts, health providers, affected individuals and families, as well as law enforcement officials from across Maine. Jen presented on… Read more »

Access Health Completes Year-Long Project to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Access Health has spent the last year convening a group of key local partners to learn and share strategies on reducing opioid overdoses. Coordinated by the Northern New England-Practice Transformation Network, the project is known as the Community Opioid Overdose Response Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes – or COOR ECHO. The project consists of monthly… Read more »

Highly Potent Marijuana Concerning Healthcare Professionals

The potency of marijuana has been increasing significantly over the years. Studies have shown that the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, called THC, has increased from 4% in 1995 to 17.1% in 2017. This is concerning to scientists and healthcare professionals because THC can actually have the opposite effects on people at high doses then it… Read more »

Medication Collection Day April 27th

Gather your unused, unwanted, and expired medications and drop them off at a community collection point this Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Community Collection Points include: • Bath Police Dept, 250 Water St • Brunswick Police Dept, 85 Pleasant St • Harpswell Town Office, 263 Mountain Rd • Phippsburg Fire Dept, 1060 Main… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet!

The birds are chirping, the sun is out, there is mud everywhere…it must be spring in Maine! While you do your spring cleaning, don’t forget to clean out your medicine cabinet! Storing unused and unwanted medications can pose a serious risk to your family’s health. Gather all medications you don’t want and bring them to… Read more »

Immediate Action for the Opioid Crisis

In case you missed it in the news last week, we are recapping the Executive Order that was just signed by Governor Janet Mills to provide immediate action to combat the Opioid Epidemic in Maine. The Order includes four objectives: Increase access and training for the drug Naloxone which reverses an opioid overdose Prevent Substance… Read more »

What You Should Know About CBD

The CBD market has been exploding recently and there are understandably a lot of questions about it and how it might affect our health. This article from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids answers a lot of these questions. CBD is short for Cannabidiol which is a non-psychoactive substance in marijuana. The market for CBD is expected… Read more »