Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Resources in Maine

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Maine Rehab

Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Maine That Works

Known for its lobster, rocky coastline, lighthouses and thousands of scenic waterways, Maine is a state rich in history and greenery. More than 85 percent of the state is covered with lush forests, making it the most forested state in the country. The Pine Tree State is also home to more than 1 million Mainers. Residents and tourists enjoy the off-shore islands and breathtaking colors of autumn every year, but there’s a much less attractive aspect of Maine: substance abuse. Sadly, it’s an issue that no state is immune to.

The good news is there are hundreds of options available nationwide to help solve the problem. These include 24-hour drug hotlines and drug rehab centers in Maine and elsewhere in the United States. In a collaborative effort to reduce the number of lives affected by drug and alcohol abuse, professionals from various fields are now offering more educational resources and treatment options than in years past. Whether you’re seeking Maine drug treatment or alcohol rehab, help is within reach.  

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper761 Cuthbert Boulevard Cherry Hill NJ 08002 (786) 780-1408

The IAFF Center of Excellence / The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of Maine. Our closest facility is in the state of Maryland and can be seen in the map above.

Opioid Epidemic in Maine

Opioids are among the biggest culprits involved in the drug crisis that’s plaguing the country. The number of prescription opioids skyrocketed in the late ‘90s, before doctors knew of their addictive nature. Now, after thousands of men, women and even children have died as a result of opioids, pharmacists are prescribing fewer painkillers than they did in years past. In Maine, there were 93.1 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents. In 2016, this number dropped to only 66.9 prescriptions. However, despite this decline, the number of opioid overdose deaths in the state of Maine nearly doubled within five years. In 2011, there were 160, and in 2016, 357 people lost their lives after overdosing on an opioid. The good news is, help is available, and it can start with a simple phone call.

Maine Drug & Alcohol Hotlines

Caring professionals are here to listen 24 hours a day, seven days a week on any of these hotlines.

  • SAMHSA Treatment Helpline

    If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder, the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline can help connect you with appropriate resources.

  • Poison Control

    This hotline can answer questions or address emergencies regarding medication and drug-related poisonings.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Maine Cities

To find local drug or alcohol rehab centers in Maine, select your city below.

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Maine Drug Abuse

The nationwide opioid epidemic, influx of deadly new drugs such as fentanyl, and the continuing issue of underage drinking continue to plague the state of Maine. These shocking statistics point to the state’s need for effective and affordable rehab options, now more than ever.  

Drug Overdoses Rose
In 2016

The death toll in the state rose from 272 in 2015 to 376 in 2016. This increase is largely driven by statewide increases in the consumption of opioids like heroin, prescription painkillers and fentanyl.

In 2016
Deaths from Opioids

In recent years, an influx of fentanyl and other dangerous prescription painkillers has caused significant upticks in opioid deaths in Maine. Fentanyl contributed to 195 of the total 313 opioid-related overdoses.

From 2013–2014
From 2014 to 2015

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), adolescents in Maine between the ages of 12 and 17 perceived no great risk in consuming five or more drinks once or twice a week.

Parental Drug Use Responsible for
Children Taken into State Custody

Samantha Edwards, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Human Services, provided this shocking statistic in an interview with the Portland Press Herald. She also revealed that more than 1,000 babies in the state are born drug-dependent every year.

These statistics paint the great state of Maine in a morbid light, but help and hope are dawning, too. Options for alcohol and drug rehab in Maine are springing up every day, as doctors and clinicians work together to help residents overcome drug dependency and find life beyond addiction.

Choosing a Maine Rehab Facility

If you’re ready to get help for a substance use disorder, you can take comfort knowing there are a wide variety of alcohol and drug treatment facilities in Maine. However, there is also an extensive range of rehabilitation options available outside the state. Before you make a commitment to a facility, you may want to consider the following factors:

  • The reputation a center has among past and present clients
  • What levels of treatment are offered at the center
  • The experience of key staff members, including facility directors, physicians and other addiction specialists
  • The availability of customized, patient-centered care
  • The approximate length of time necessary for your recovery, compared to the facility’s average length of stay
  • The availability of tapering drugs, if needed

The Recovery Village: Your Destination for Wellness

Looking for an alternative to drug or alcohol rehab in Maine? The Recovery Village is an option for out-of-state care. This renowned facility has treatment centers across the country, each providing multiple levels of care suitable for any type of addiction. While The Recovery Village doesn’t have a Maine drug rehab center as of yet, there are centers in Ohio, Florida and across the country to serve you or a loved one.

The Recovery Village Umatilla

The Recovery Village Umatilla

Umatilla, Florida

  • Medically assisted drug and alcohol detox
  • Inpatient, outpatient and aftercare treatment
  • Sober living housing

The Recovery Village Columbus

 Groveport, Ohio

  • Full array of treatment programs including medical detox, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP)
  • Recreational amenities like shuffleboard, gymnasiums and an art studio
  • Yoga and music therapy available

Orlando Recovery Center

Orlando Recovery Center

Orlando, Florida

  • Medically assisted drug and alcohol detox
  • Inpatient, outpatient and aftercare treatment
  • Eating disorder recovery program
  • Yoga therapy

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