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Drug Rehab Maine
Find Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in or around the following Maine cities:
- South Portland
- Old Town
- Presque Isle
- Old Orchard Beach
- Dover Foxcroft
- Lisbon Falls
- Fort Kent
- South Paris
- Bar Harbor
- Hollis Center
- Southwest Harbor
Maine became part of the union on March 15, 1820 and was America’s 23rd state to join. The state capital is Augusta, ME. This state has chosen the state motto “Dirigo” (I Lead), the white pine cone and tassel as their state flower and the white pine tree as the state tree. Portland is the largest populated city in Maine with 66,194 people living there. As of the 2010 census 1,328,361 people called the state of Maine their home. Of this population, 650,056 were Male; Female: 678,305. White: 1,264,971 (94.4%); Black: 15,707 (1.1%); American Indian: 8,568 (0.6%); Asian: 13,571 (1.0%); Other race: 4,261 (0.1%); Two or more races: 20,941 (1.4%); Hispanic/Latino: 16,935 (1.3%); 2010 population 18 and over: 1,053,828; 65 and over: 211,080; median age: 42.
Maine Drug Use Trends
Maine is located in the New England region of the United States, with New Hampshire to the west and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick also bordering the state it is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. The state is well known for its coastline, mountains and forests as well as its cuisine, with lobsters and clams being a specialty. The state does struggle with issues which all other states struggle with, and it isn't immune to substance abuse problems among residents and challenges in preventing and treating them.
Alcohol consumption begins at a very early age for Maine residents, with over 25% of high school students reporting past month consumption and one-third of Maine youth having done to before the age of 13. Alcohol is the most frequently used substance among adults in Maine, with over 50% of adults consuming alcohol within the past month. The age group at the highest risk for heavy alcohol use in the state is residents between the ages of 18-25 years old, with more than one in ten reporting consumption of at least one alcoholic drink per day in the past month, and almost three out of ten reported binge drinking in the past 30 days.
Prescription drug abuse, which is non-medical use of prescriptions, is a particularly serious problem in Maine. One in seven high school students in the state report having misused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, and around 10% of high school students in Maine had misused a prescription drug at least once within the past month. Pain relievers which are opioid medications with properties and effects much similar to street opiates such as heroin are the main prescription drugs abused in the state. The rate of non-medical use of prescription pain relievers in Maine is higher among adults ages 18 to 25. The rate of lifetime prescription drug misuse overall is highest among individuals between the ages of 26 and 35, and nearly one in ten adults have misused prescription drugs within their lifetime in the state. The consequences of prescription drug misuse are stark, and in 2012, most drug overdose deaths in Maine involved oxycodone (29%), benzodiazepines (24%) and methadone (20%).
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in Maine, and one in five high school students in the state report using it within the past month; similar rates are seen within the young adult population. Adults between the ages of 18 to 25 report the highest rates of cocaine use within the past year. Heroin is a problem in particular among youth in the state, and it is estimated that about 10% of homeless youth in Maine have used heroin during their lifetime, a rate that is about twice as much as Maine high school students. And while overdose deaths involving methadone in Maine have been decreasing, those related to heroin are on the rise.
There is effective drug treatment available in Maine for individuals struggling with any type of substance abuse problem. When intervention efforts aren't working, it is important to get individuals into a comprehensive drug rehab program as soon as possible before any of the aforementioned consequences of substance abuse become a reality. A drug intervention may be necessary in many cases, which can be easily accomplished with the help of a professional treatment counselor at the drug rehab program of choice in the state or if necessary with the help if a professional drug interventionist.
Drug rehab in Maine can differ in terms of the types of treatment offered, from more traditional programs to alternative ones. Behavioral modification for example is a very common treatment technique utilized in alternative programs, as opposed to treating addiction as a disease. In any case, programs in Maine which provide long-term treatment in settings where individuals won't have access to drugs and can completely focus on treatment have the highest success rates and are well-prepared to deal with any type of addiction. These are typically called inpatient or residential facilities and many quality programs are even covered through private health insurance.
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