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Currently, there are over 140 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Maine for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Maine

Maine Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities

The best place to start in the State is in the Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. The highest point on the U.S. Atlantic coast is Mountain Cadillac, Acadia National Park. The coast of Maine provides the quintessential view of New England on the coast. The 3,510 kilometers Appalachian trail in Katahdin is completed inland and hardcore hikers. Go to Portland, a cool, microbrewery coastal area, if you are looking for city life.

While Maine has some of the highest quality substance abuse treatment centers, drug abuse remains a major problem for the state. In 2017, Maine ranked in the top ten states for opioid-related overdoses. Similar to other parts of the country, these overdoses are linked to synthetic opioids. The drug Fentanyl is often found in these cases.

There is a lot to love about Maine, but there are also areas in Maine dealing with drug and alcohol dependency.

Prescription opioid abuse is the most common form of substance abuse in Maine. Individuals between 18 and 25 years are abusing prescription drugs at a higher rate than those above 26 years of age. More than 10% of these residents have also admitted to using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.

The drug and alcohol abuse rates are some of the worst in the country but Maine continues to battle the opioid epidemic. In 2016, the state received an award of distinction for its public policies and progress in combating this issue. Maine also has more than 70 licensed agencies providing substance abuse services in more than 300 locations.

Worst Drugs in Maine

  1. Prescription drug abuse has become such a major issue for Maine that the rate of opioid-related overdoses has at some point been more than twice the national average. In 2014, almost 90% of all overdoses in Maine involved prescription drugs of some sort.
  2. Maine is home to some of the heaviest drinkers in the country. More than 20% of all adults engage in heavy or binge drinking, with many of these being between the ages of 18 and 25 years. More than 30% of this age group engage in binge drinking regularly.
  3. The use of methamphetamines in Maine has been rising significantly in the past five years. This meth comes from cartels who smuggle it into Maine through the southern border. According to the DEA, the amount of seized methamphetamine went up by 2700% from 2017 to 2018.
  4. Between 2011 and 2014, cocaine-related overdoses increased by 85%. While the use of it has been declining in recent years, there are still more than 500 Maine teenagers abusing cocaine.
  5. Marijuana abuse among minors has become so common in Maine that the largest group seeking treatment are between the ages of 12 and 17 years.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Between 2013 and 2014, 4 out of every 5 deaths in Maine were caused by illicit drugs.
  2. In Maine, one in five high school students uses marijuana every single month. More than 50% admit to having tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
  3. More than half of the patients in substance abuse treatment programs in the state have co-occurring mental or medical health disorders.
  4. In the 3 years from 2011 to 2014, heroin and morphine-related overdoses in Maine increased by more than 500%.
  5. Almost 10% of pregnant women in Maine consume drugs and roughly 3% of women admitted to rehabilitation programs are pregnant.
  6. From 2007 to 2008, Maine ranked in the top ten states for several drug-use categories.
  7. A little over 22% of the Maine population uses illicit drugs. This translates to about 300,000 residents.
  8. In Maine, people aged between 30 and 34 years old have the highest rates of drug overdoses.
  9. Of young people between the ages of 18 and 25, more than 13% are dependent on or are abusing alcohol.
  10. More than 30% of all substance abuse treatment admissions are solely for alcohol, but over 50% are for a combination of opioids.

Helpful advice on finding a center

Once you are ready to enter treatment, the next challenge is finding a program that meets your particular needs. This can feel overwhelming given the number of treatment programs in Maine. To make things easier, you can spend time reading through Maine facility reviews, staff bios, insurance details, payment plans, and even set up a facility tour. Visiting a physical location can make a huge difference in deciding as you will be able to see how you feel in that environment. No matter what facility you end up choosing, it should be accredited and licensed and the program staff should include doctors and therapists who specialize in addiction medicine.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Maine
  • Community Health Options
  • Harvard Pil

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • The Women’s Project. Gives guidance and information to women who are addicted to substances. Northern Maine 800-611-1588; Southern Maine 800-611-1779.
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