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Malory Shaughnessy, executive director of the Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services of Maine, said Mills’ first two executive orders represent a “complete 180-degree change the state desperately needed. Many of our community-based behavioral health agencies have been creatively pulling together scarce resources and private grants to start programs such as rapid access MAT induction in emergency departments with connections to home and community follow up and treatment, such as is happening in Lewiston and elsewhere,” she said. “It is heartening to see an investment of state dollars in these efforts as well.”
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