Born to Drugs: JP’s journey

Born to Drugs: JP’s journey

Born to Drugs:Maine’s most innocent victims Jay Patrick Hasch (JP) stands on his changing table with his adoptive mother Lisa Hasch after waking up from a nap at home in Monmouth. JP suffered from opiate withdrawal symptoms that included tremors, rashes, vomiting and...
Desperate to change

Desperate to change

Born to Drugs:Maine’s most innocent victims Jessica Coulombe, who has had five of her daughters taken from her by the state because of her battles with drug addiction, says she is grateful for a chance to rebuild her life. Photo by Yoon S. Byun Desperate to change...
Piercing cries and a state of crisis

Piercing cries and a state of crisis

Born to Drugs:Maine’s most innocent victims Lisa Hasch of Monmouth adopted Jay Patrick (JP) – shown here waking up from a nap in August – when he was four weeks old and suffering from withdrawal symptoms that included tremors, rashes, vomiting and constant screaming....
Birth Control

Birth Control

Born to Drugs:Maine’s most innocent victims Services aim to help women with opiate addictions prevent pregnancy Nationally, 51 percent of women in the general population have unintended pregnancies, but women with substance-use disorders have much higher rates –...
Altered State

Altered State

A Pine Tree Watch Special Series Led by the groundbreaking election of Janet Mills and Tuesday’s Statehouse sweep, Maine Democrats are now in control of both branches of state government. Photo by Sarah Rice. Altered State With control in the Legislature and...