Maine is the most northeastern state in the country and is the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Home to 1.3 million people, it’s also one of the ten least diverse states in the nation. Maine is known for its natural beauty, rocky coastline, and lighthouses.
Alcohol use and abuse in Maine is comparable to the statistics of the United States as a whole, and according to the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, 35 percent of all treatment admissions in the state during 2013 were for alcohol, a 38 percent decrease from 2009. Additionally, 41 percent of EMS overdose responses were related to alcohol, and the number of alcohol-related overdoses increased from 1,343 to 2,144 from 2011 to 2013. The rates for binge drinking in Maine are slightly above those of the nation, specifically in the eighteen- to twenty-five-year-old age group.
Maine is among the several northeastern states hit hard by the opioid epidemic, with opioid overdose death rates well above the national average. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2016 there were 301 opioid overdose deaths in Main which calculate to 25.2 deaths per 100,000 people, almost double the national average of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people. NIDA further reports an increase in heroin-related overdose deaths from 12 to 55 between 2012 and 2016. During the same period, an increase in synthetic opioid overdose deaths from drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil climbed precipitously, from 19 to 200.
The rates of opioid overdose and death in Maine are devastating, even though prescriptions written for opioids in the state were at a rate of 70.0 per 100 people, which is the same as the national level for the same year. Like many other states in the country, Maine has enacted a PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) in efforts to slow and discourage the diversion of opioids, but it has done little to thwart the influx of deadly heroin and synthetic opioids.
There are several options for levels of care in Maine addiction rehab, which include the following:
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