Addiction Treatment Maine

Addiction Treatment Maine

Addiction Treatment Maine – With many different types of drug abuse, including a fast-growing epidemic of prescription drug addiction, drug rehab is desperately needed by many people in Maine. Thankfully, American Addiction Centers is helping many Mainers get the substance abuse treatment they need. Call us today at 877-640-1943.
Substance abuse costs Maine millions of dollars a year, but drug rehab can help.

Addicts who find recovery live happier, fuller lives, and their families also greatly benefit. But treating addiction also helps everyone in Maine, because untreated substance abuse is extremely expensive, as these statistics from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse prove:

  1. In 2005, the total estimated cost of substance abuse in Maine was nearly $900 million.
  2. That nearly $900 million cost, when split among every resident of Maine, translates into a $682 bill for each Mainer.
  3. Alcoholism and drug abuse reduce the productivity of many Mainers in the workplace, creating a total lost productivity cost of $155.6 million per year.

Prescription drug abuse is exploding throughout Maine.

Prescription drugs, when taken properly under the supervision of a doctor, can be a tremendous benefit to those recovering from surgery or dealing with chronic pain issues. Unfortunately, many Mainers are popping pills not because it is medically necessary, but because they’re hooked on the high these pills create.

Though the pills themselves are legal, many prescription drug addicts eventually turn to illegal practices, such as writing fraudulent prescriptions, to get their fix. Some opiate addicts end up using heroin when they can’t obtain prescription opiates like OxyContin, a pill so similar to heroin in its effects that it’s sometimes referred to as “Hillybilly Heroin.”

The threat of prescription drugs is deadly serious:

  1. In 2003, the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that prescription drugs caused 94% of overdose deaths.
  2. In 2004, 18% of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrests and 21% of the Attorney General’s drug-related prosecutions involved prescription drugs.
  3. In 2004, the total number of drug rehab admissions involving prescription drugs was 1487, almost three times the number of such admissions in 2000.

Addicts may think that since these medications are provided by a doctor they can’t be dangerous, and family members may also be reluctant to confront their loved one because they don’t want to put their loved one in the same category as “real” drug addicts. But American Addiction Centers can help, and our drug rehab centers include specialized options, including adolescent and lifestyle transformation treatment. Call us today at 877-640-1943.

Meth addiction is rising in Maine.

Methamphetamine addiction is a growing problem in Maine, particularly in Aroostook County. Between January 2005 and July 2006, there were 31 meth addiction-related arrests in Maine, 23 of which took place in Aroostook County, according to the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

Although the drug can affect anyone, the typical meth addict in Maine is a “rural white male or female,” according to the University of Southern Maine’s 2007 meth report. Methamphetamine is often manufactured locally in clandestine labs, but some of the meth that is available in Maine is coming from Mexico or Canada, the USM report states. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, “Maine’s size and predominately rural population create an ideal environment for methamphetamine manufacturing.”

Meth is an incredibly addictive drug, and users can find themselves completely hooked after just one dose. Those who do try to quit are often unsuccessful because meth detox includes horrible withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety, intense craving and excessive sleeping.

With the help of drug rehab, however, many meth addicts are getting, and staying, clean. At our drug rehab centers, clients undergo intensive group and individual counseling that addresses the root cause of the addiction. Clients are also are taught effective relapse prevention strategies and referred to community-based support groups that are essential to long-term sobriety. Our treatment strategy is comprehensive.

Many Maine teens can benefit from drug rehab

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t discriminate by gender, ethnic group or age. For younger drug rehab clients, American Addiction Centers offers specialized teen drug rehab programs where young adults get well while surrounded by their peers; teens relate better to other teens. Statistics from the main Office of Substance Abuse show just how needed adolescent drug rehab is in The Pine Tree State:

  1. About half of Maine 12thgraders reported smoking marijuana at least once in their lives.
  2. Approximately 14% of Maine students surveyed in 2006 reported being drunk or high in school within the past year.
  3. Nearly 7% of Maine students reported selling illegal drugs.
  4. More than 7% of Maine 12-17 year olds reported abusing prescription pain pills within the past year.

If you’re a parent who suspects your child is using drugs, the Treatment Consultants at American Addiction Centers can guide you through your options. An intervention, for example, is one way to prod an addict into substance abuse rehab. Addiction is a family disease, and our treatment programs have helped many families make it through what can be a trying ordeal. You’re not alone, and we’re here to help for free, 24/7. Call American Addiction Centers now at 877-640-1943.

Additional resources:

Methamphetamine threat in Maine

Maine Office of Substance Abuse annual report

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