Maine Drug Detox

Looking for a high-quality drug detox facility in Maine for yourself or someone you love? We have a wealth of knowledge on substance detox and treatment facilities and can help you find the right program for you.

Our drug detox specialists can help anyone find the right drug detox center, whether their addiction is to benzodiazepines, opioids like heroin, synthetic opioids like fentanyl, marijuana or any combination of co-occurring problems.

One of the primary decisions, when you or your loved one chooses between drug detox facilities in Maine, is deciding between inpatient and outpatient drug detox. Inpatient drug rehab programs offer the most intensive level of addiction treatment care with round-the-clock physical and emotional support from a professional medical staff in a safe and healthy residential facility. Outpatient addiction treatment programs offer patients a flexible schedule and high-level professional care for moderate substance abuse and addiction problems. Wherever you decide to get drug detox, the first step is making a choice!

Maine Treatment Facts

Past Year Treatment for Illicit Drug Use Among Individuals Aged 12 or Older with Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Maine (Annual Average, 2010–2014)

 

Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 2010–2014.
  • Approximately 8.6% of Mainers aged 12 or older received treatment for alcohol use, abuse and dependence, slightly higher than the national average of 7.3%
  • Approximately 19% of Mainers aged 12 or older received treatment for illicit drug use or dependence, higher than the national average of 14.4%
  • Approximately 50.8% of Maine adolescents aged 12 to 17 received mental health treatment for a major depressive episode (MDE), significantly higher than the national average of 38.6%
  • Approximately 54.9% of Mainers aged 18 or older received treatment or counseling for any mental illness (AMI), higher than the national average of 42.7%

Maine Health Statistics

The Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention of the Office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has been working to develop comprehensive services to meet the complex needs of every family or individual in Maine with substance abuse, mental health or co-occurring problems.

Maine ranked thirtieth in drug poisoning deaths in the United States in 2013 and in 2014 reports found that 89 percent of drug overdose deaths involve pharmaceutical drugs. In 2014, 208 drug-related overdose deaths exceeded the 131 motor vehicle-related injury deaths in Maine. Youth cigarette use and youth binge drinking have been steadily declining in Maine since 2010 while youth illicit drug use in Maine saw a slight peak in 2012. Interestingly, the nonmedical use of pain relievers among adolescents in Maine and the general United States has been steadily declining since 2010. For individuals in Maine aged 12 or older, alcohol use, abuse or dependence saw a peak from 2011 to 2013 and has been decreasing since then. Interestingly, illicit drug use among Maine individuals aged 12 or older has remained consistent in Maine at 2.6% since 2011.

Past Year Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse Among Individuals Aged 12 or Older in Maine and the United States (2010–2011 to 2013–2014)

Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 2010–2011 to 2013–2014.

Here are a few interesting statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

  • Approximately 10.8% of Maine youth aged 12 to 17 reported illicit drug use, higher than the national average of 9.1%
  • Approximately 6.3% of Maine youth aged 12 to 17 reported cigarette use, slightly higher than the national average of 5.2%
  • Approximately 15.4% of Maine youth aged 12 to 17 reported binge alcohol drinking, higher than the national average of 14%
  • Approximately 4.1% of Maine youth aged 12 to 17 reported nonmedical use of pain relievers, slightly lower than the national average of 4.7%
  • Approximately 5.7% of Mainers aged 12 or older reported alcohol abuse or dependence, slightly lower than the national average of 6.5%
  • Approximately 2.6% of Mainers aged 18 or older reported illicit drug abuse or dependence, equal to the national average
  • Approximately 6.4% of Mainers aged 21 or older reported heavy alcohol use, similar to the national average of 6.7%
  • Approximately 12% of Maine youth aged 12 to 17 reported experiencing a major depressive episode (MDE), slightly higher than the national average of 11%
  • Approximately 4.3% of Mainers aged 18 or older reported experiencing thoughts of suicide, similar to the national average of 3.9%
  • Approximately 5.3% of Mainers aged 18 or older reported experiencing a serious mental illness (SMI), higher than the national average of 4.2%

Determining the scope of you and your addiction’s needs will dictate the style and type of treatment that is necessary for long-term abstinence and successful rehabilitation. A combination of drugs or co-occurring mental or physical health problems, for example, will take more time and resources to detox, treat and recover from than one issue alone.

The top drugs of abuse in Maine are:

  • Heroin (among other opioids)
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines and fentanyl

As of November 2016, Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Act of 2016 has legalized the growing, sale and possession of marijuana for those who are not participating in medical marijuana in Maine. One noticeable change over the past decade is the changing legality of marijuana and increasing potency of its psychoactive component, Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Increased research, production and availability of medical and recreational marijuana products has led to the development of marijuana concentrates such as hash oil, marijuana wax and marijuana-infused edibles. Concentration of THC in marijuana and marijuana products has increased from .74% in 1975, 3.75% in 1995, 11.8% in 2014 all the way to 50 to 90% concentration in the last few years.

The Need for Drug Detox in Maine

It is vital to make quality care and services available to any and all individuals in Maine who need treatment for a chronic substance dependence and possibly co-occurring problems. Unfortunately, every year, thousands of individuals in Maine continue to live with an active addiction and do not seek treatment.

In recent years, between 81 and 92% of individuals in Maine aged 12 or older did not receive treatment for illicit drug or alcohol use, abuse or dependence. The process of overcoming drug or alcohol addiction is a lengthy and intensive process that requires endurance and patience from the addict as well as professional medical support. Between 45 and 49% of individuals in Maine did not receive treatment for a major depressive episode or for any mental illness.

Successful recovery begins with professional, medically assisted detox. Addicts who attempt an at-home detox face the risk of medical complications from withdrawals that can potentially be fatal as well as face the risk of relapse and possible subsequent overdose. Cravings and symptoms may not respond to home remedies and often people relapse during or shortly after withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms can include irritability, depression, insomnia, flu-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, irregular heart rate, seizures, hallucinations, depressed breathing and cravings. Without professional treatment care, people suffering from a substance use use disorder are overwhelmingly unlikely to successfully recover on their own.

Drug Detox Options in Maine

Though there aren’t as many detox and treatment centers in Maine as there are in other states, over 3,000 of miles of coastline, 17 million acres of forests and plenty of kind people and wholesome outdoor activities make Maine an excellent place to detox and recover.

Drug detox and treatment centers vary depending on the type and severity of addiction as well as the needs of the patient and include both long-term and short-term inpatient and outpatient programs. Programs can treat general demographics and addictions while others cater to specific drug addictions, co-occurring mental or physical issues as well as to different demographics such as seniors, teenagers, men, women, pregnant women, executives, those with different sexual orientations and those with different religious beliefs.

There are a number of benefits for enrolling in a drug detox program that is out of state, including:

  • Increased privacy of care
  • Buffer from stresses at home
  • High-end treatment
  • Increased therapeutic options
  • Intensified focus on recovery

If you’re looking for the best drug detox program for you or for a loved one, we can help. Call us today at (877) 262-6566 to speak to one of our specialists!

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