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The location of Maine along the Northeast shore of the U.S. creates a unique atmosphere. Inland, there are moose safaris and the Maine Culinary Trail. Along the coast, residents enjoy fresh Maine lobster and numerous watersports.
Unfortunately, outdoor activities and culinary adventures aren’t the only attractions bringing people into the state. Maine law enforcement has noticed an increase in drug trafficking over the last few years, which has lead to an increase in substance abuse.
Are you or a loved one abusing drugs or alcohol? Do you want to start treatment? Contact us today at (207) 893-6027. Our admissions counselors are standing by to take your call 24/7.
Who We Are
The Treatment Center is a trusted inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center for adults. Our staff of board-certified doctors, registered nurses, and licensed therapists offers each patient outstanding care. Because of our superior care and attention to detail, we have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.
Troubled Maine teens can also find help at our adolescent-only drug rehabilitation center.
Substance Abuse Treatment for Maine Residents
Because drug and alcohol addictions affect all demographics, we treat Mainers from all walks of life at The Treatment Center.
We specialize in recovery therapy for the following substances:
• Cocaine (e.g. powdered or crack)
• Crystal meth (methamphetamine) and other stimulants
• Prescription drugs (e.g. Ritalin, OxyContin, and codeine syrup or “lean”)
• Club drugs/designer drugs (e.g. “Molly,” LSD or “acid” and GHB)
• Synthetic drugs (e.g. bath salts, N-bomb and Spice)
In addition to substance abuse treatment, we treat Maine residents for dual diagnosis. This is the condition of simultaneously having a mental illness and a substance use disorder.
Don’t let addiction create more chaos in your life. Call us today at (207) 893-6027 to start getting the help you need at our drug rehabilitation center. Our admissions counselors are eagerly awaiting your call 24 hours a day.
Drug Abuse in Maine
Drug abuse is quickly spreading throughout Maine, and the following drugs are hitting the state the hardest:
Prescription Pain Pills
Over a decade ago, pharmaceutical companies touted the benefits of strong prescription pain medications to Maine doctors. Before these pills even existed, the demand for them was ready and waiting. Maine residents throughout the rural state had been suffering from debilitating aches and pains for some time and were ready for relief.
Aside from their intended purpose of treating pain, new and patron drug users alike quickly discovered the euphoric effects of the pills. Because synthetic opiates (pain pills) were originally marketed as “safe”, first-time users often believed they wouldn’t become addicted. On the other hand, long-term drug users find appeal in the consistent strength of the drugs.
Treatment for prescription drug abuse in the U.S. saw a whopping 430 percent increase from 1999 to 2009, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). During these same years, Maine had some of the highest admissions for prescription drug abuse treatment in the country.
Many Mainers who start taking prescription drugs for pain end up addicted. Once the prescription drug habit becomes too expensive or too restricted for their needs, they resort to heroin as a cheaper, more potent way to alleviate pain.
Ultimately though, the heroin buyer suffers. Not only are they at high risk of heroin addiction or contracting HIV or hepatitis C, they are also at an increased risk of fatal overdose due to the varying potency among batches. One fire department in Maine found that emergency heroin overdose calls increased from two to three a week to two, three, or even four calls a day.
Originally manufactured for therapeutic use, MDMA (now referred to as “Molly”) first gained popularity in night clubs in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
Recently, a renewed interest in the drug has led to an increased supply in Maine and across the United States. However, the “Molly” of today is different from the MDMA that was patented by a pharmaceutical company in 1914.
MDMA was once pure and made in a controlled environment. It is now often a clandestine-lab-made mystery concoction that may include bath salts, cocaine, mescaline, crystal meth, and other unknown substances.
While studies regarding the dangers and addictiveness of pure MDMA are largely inconclusive, one thing is certain — the drugs mixed with it are often dangerous or even deadly. For example, drugs such as meth and bath salts have proven to be highly addictive and highly destructive, causing long-term brain damage and psychotic behavior in Mainers who abuse them.
The rate of alcohol abuse and dependence among Mainers has remained consistently below the national rate. However, alcohol is still the most abused substance in Maine, putting nearly 2,500 patients in treatment in 2011.
At The Treatment Center, we provide detox and therapy for Mainers who are ready to quit relying on the drugs listed above and many other substances.
Please call us today at (207) 893-6027 to stop using and start living. Our admissions counselors will take your call or chat online with you anytime, day or night.
Win the Battle
You have the power to change your life. Win your battle with addiction by calling The Treatment Center now at (207) 893-6027. Our friendly admissions counselors are here to help you plan your recovery 24/7/365.
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