Local leader addresses opioid epidemic in our community

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Deborah Carey Johnson is EMMC President and CEO.

A little over a week ago, Eastern Maine Medical Center CEO Debbie Johnson went on WVII ABC7’s Good Morning Maine show to educate viewers about the ongoing opioid abuse problem in Maine and what the Community Health Leadership Board (CHLB) is doing about it.

She also had a chance to discuss the Circle of Caring effort that is currently making a splash on social media. “We’re (CHLB) using every outlet we can to try to heighten awareness of this issue (opioid abuse),” she said.

Please take a moment to watch the short video and to also check out the Circle of Caring campaign.