5 Drug Rehab Centers Near Brunswick, Maine

Brunswick Maine may be best-known as the home of Bowdoin College. The town is considered part of the greater Portland metropolitan area. Brunswick has been the home of several noted residents, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. For treating addiction, there is one rehab center in town.

Substance Abuse In Brunswick And Cumberland County

The state of Maine keeps statistics on drug and alcohol use in adults and youth, including a statewide substance abuse indicator dashboard that records information at the state and county level. Have a look at these statewide statistics:

  • In 2014, more than one in four Maine overdose deaths involved heroin and morphine, according to the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
  • Fentanyl-related deaths increased from 9 statewide to 43 between 2013 and 2014, an increase of 377%.
  • Maine’s death rate from opioid overdoses was 25.2. deaths per 100,000 in 2016, almost double the national average of 13.3 per 100,000.

Traveling For The Best Program

Brunswick has outpatient substance use disorder treatment resources, but residents will need to travel for residential treatment, voluntary detox services, medical detox services, and services for adolescents. Some programs may be available in Lewiston, while Portland has additional resources. For even more options, consider traveling to nearby states.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/maine-opioid-summary

SEOW Special Report - https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/osa/data/cesn/Heroin_Opioids_and_Other_Drugs_in_Maine_SEOW_Report.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) - https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=Brunswick%2C%20ME%2C%20USA

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