Fact and fiction in the struggle against addiction

College of the Atlantic News

‘Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine’

Doctor turned novelist to lead discussion at Bar Harbor campus   

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Addiction to opiates is a well-known struggle and a tragic storyline for many in Down East Maine.

Dr. Steven Kassels, M.D., a board certified physician in emergency and addiction medicine, will speak about the topic during a book signing and lecture 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 21 at the Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center on the College of the Atlantic campus.

He is author of “Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine,” a fast-paced murder mystery and legal thriller set on Mount Desert Island. “An Evening With Dr. Steven Kassels” will include a brief book reading, a short talk and a Q&A followed by a catered reception in Newlin Gardens.

Kassels attended Milton Academy and Lake Forest College and received his Medical Degree from Wayne State University…

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