I write to endorse very strongly Gov. Janet Mills for re-election.

I have been part of the Western Maine Addiction and Recovery Initiative since it began as the Opioid Task Force some years ago, a community alliance which works in many ways to help those suffering from substance use disorder, and to decrease the stigma associated with this disease.

I encourage readers to remember how former Gov. Paul Lepage opposed the widespread use of naloxone, or Narcan, to reverse opioid overdoses. Gov. Mills has made it a priority of her administration to prevent deaths from overdoses. She, even as attorney general, provided Narcan to first responders.

LePage even said that the use of Narcan would make people more likely to be addicted, which makes absolutely no sense at all. I shudder to think of the numbers of people saved with Narcan, who would have died without this life-saving drug.

Dr. Rebecca Chagrasulis, Otisfield

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