1. A troubling new report from the Maine attorney general’s office suggest a heroin epidemic is taking hold in the Northeast United States, with the number of heroin deaths in Maine alone quadrupling from 2011 to 2012.
There were only seven deaths attributed to heroin in 2011, but that number rose to 24 in 2012.
5. From Gov. Shumlin’s address:
“In every corner of our state, heroin and opiate drug addiction threatens us. The time has come for us to stop quietly averting our eyes from the growing heroin addiction in our front yards while we fear and fight treatment facilities in our backyards.”