Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Maine
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In just 3 years, from 2011 to 2014, Maine saw a 340% increase in illicit drug overdose deaths. Of those overdose deaths in 2014, more than 1 in every 3 involved benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, and more than 1 in every four involved heroin or morphine. As restrictions have been placed on prescription narcotics in Maine and across the country, the number of total treatment admissions for heroin or morphine has been steadily increasing.
Maine—Treating the Underlying Causes of Addiction
The state is working hard to collect data about substance abuse, and to use that information to create better recovery systems. Mental health is being recognized as an underlying factor in substance abuse, and the approach to treatment in Maine is evolving. Within the state’s government, law enforcement agencies, and community groups, there is an active focus on the importance of recovery above all.
Though Maine’s communities have experienced some of the most serious consequences of substance abuse, the state is doing everything it can to provide real help to those in need. If you or a loved one is battling substance abuse, we can help you find a quality rehab in Maine. Recovery is possible. Call us today: 1-866-317-7050.
- In Maine, over 100,000 people are dependent on or abusing substances each year.
- Of those who need treatment for alcohol use, only 8.6% receive it, while almost 20% of people in need of drug abuse treatment in Maine receive treatment services.
- Among 18 to 25 year olds in Maine during 2013, almost 1 in every 12 was classified as needing but not receiving treatment for substance abuse.
- Alcohol was the most common primary substance of abuse among Maine’s treatment admissions in 2015, followed closely by heroin, and then other opiates.
- In 2014, the highest rates of death due to substance abuse or overdose in the state were seen in people between the ages of 30 and 34.
The Road to Recovery in Maine
Most Maine rehabs will offer:
- Substance abuse counseling and education
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Urine screenings for substances
- Intervention services
- Relapse prevention training and motivational interviewing
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Organizations in Maine Battling Substance Abuse
- Maine’s authority on substance abuse services is the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Office is responsible for developing, implementing, regulating, and evaluating both substance abuse and mental health services across the state.
- The SAMHS Office organizes the Community Epidemiology Surveillance Network (CESN), which studies the spread and development of substance abuse in Maine and its communities. The CESN collects and reviews data to create annual trend reports, in an effort to draw conclusions about substance abuse and inform the state’s prevention and treatment methods.
- The Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP) is a non-profit organization that supports for the continuous improvement of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services in the state. The group of addiction and healthcare professionals has established a system of prevention and recovery programs in an effort to help more people in the state.
- The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR) is a statewide coalition and one of MASAP’s programs, that unites recovering people and recovery allies from all across Maine. MAAR is the state’s leader in creating recovery oriented systems of care, and runs many peer support programs within local communities.
- The Maine Behavioral Health Foundation (MeBHF), another of MASAP’s programs, is a non-profit organization working to build a more caring and effective approach to substance abuse and mental illness. MeBHF raises public awareness about behavioral health issues, supports training and education for behavioral health professionals, as well as strengthens recovery communities with safe places like the Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC).