BDN, Press Herald Cite Sorg’s Research on State Overdose Deaths

For reports on fatal overdoses in Maine, the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald cited research by Marcella Sorg, a medical and forensic anthropologist in the University of Maine’s Department of Anthropology, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Climate Change Institute. Sorg has been tracking drug-related death patterns in Maine with Margaret Greenwald, the state’s chief medical examiner, since 1997 and found heroin deaths in 2013 are likely to exceed those in 2012. Sorg also said drug abuse in Maine affects other aspects beyond overdoses such as number of arrests and treatment admissions for addicts.