Boothbay region’s IMAT collaborative: Leading the way in treating opiate use disorders and addictions

boothbayregister.com - 07-15

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Nearly 15 years ago, Dr. Aqui Alamo was approached by colleagues who asked him to consider taking the necessary coursework to be able to prescribe Suboxone for people addicted to heroin or opioids. A pair of patients living in Boothbay were traveling to Portland each day to receive treatment, and the travel was taxing for the patients and their family members. Treatment needed to occur daily, and it was getting more difficult.