2016-11-03 / Letters

Candidate aims to make dent in heroin crisis

To the editor:

As a former counselor at Community Counseling Services, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of addiction on families just like yours and mine in our community. The current opiate and heroin crisis is alarming and will not be resolved by the (literal) black and white thinking of Gov. Paul LePage and his supporters. We need legislators who realize that this is a complex problem and are willing to address the issue.

I believe Diane Denk shares my concerns and is engaged in working on solutions. She has met with pharmacological experts at UNE to gain a deeper understanding of addiction which will aide her in addressing the current crisis as well as any future addictive crises. For this reason and many others, I hope you will join me in voting for Diane Denk.

Deborah Pepin Gelardi Biddeford

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