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48 Maine Drug Detox Centers

Maine Drug Detox CentersWhile Maine has the 14th lowest drug overdose rate in the United States, the state’s number of overdose deaths still increased by 96% in the last decade. Nationally, overdose rates have doubled in 29 states. The majority of these overdose deaths, both in Maine and across the United States, are due to prescription drugs, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide epidemic; in fact, prescription drug overdoses now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. Drug overdose deaths exceed the deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, only one in 10 Americans with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment.

Maine is taking several important steps to reduce prescription drug abuse. The state has an active Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and Doctor Shopping Laws that prohibit patients from withholding information about prior prescriptions from their healthcare provider. The state’s physical exam requirement mandates that healthcare providers physically examine patients or have a bona fide patient-physician relationship before prescribing a controlled substance. Maine’s ID requirement law also requires a pharmacist to require an ID prior to dispensing a controlled substance. Finally, Maine’s lock-in program under the state’s Medicaid plan where individuals suspected of misusing controlled substances must use a single prescriber and pharmacy.

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Maine Medical Drug Detox First Step Sobriety

If you or a loved one are struggling with drug abuse, medically-supervised drug detox is an important first step towards sobriety. Without proper supervision, managing withdrawal symptoms from heroin, prescription drugs, cocaine and other commonly abused substances can be an extremely difficult and potential deadly challenge. Drug detox symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and seizures. Medical supervision is essential to safely managing these detox symptoms and helping individuals start the journey to sobriety.

If you live in Maine, there are more than 45 drug detox centers in the state that can help you safely manage withdrawal symptoms. Wellspring Inc. Women’s Program in Bangor provides specialized addiction treatment for women, aftercare addiction treatment with sober living facilities, hospital inpatient treatment, residential long-term inpatient treatment (more than 30 days), and dual diagnosis treatment for persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. The Wellspring Inc. Men’s Program, also in Bangor, offers similar addiction treatment services for men. Aroostook Mental Health Services (AMHC) in Caribou provides dual diagnosis treatment, addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women, ASL or other assistance for the hearing impaired, outpatient treatment and hospital inpatient treatment. Helps You Take the First Step to Sobriety

While there are many different drug detox programs in Maine, finding the right drug detox program for your treatment needs is not always easy. The compassionate counselors at are here to help. Our experienced team at understands the challenges you are facing and are here to help. The right recovery center is key to long-term sobriety. Contact and let us help you take the first steps towards recovery.

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