Heroin Withdrawal Treatment Centers Augusta Maine


The Pine Tree State’s heroin epidemic

(US-ME) Heroin use and overdose is currently increasing throughout the State of Maine.This is a very difficult problem to overcome. The importance of treatment cannot be overstated. The road to heroin addiction recovery begins with the recognition that there is a problem. It may just save your life. Unfortunately for many heroin users, its use often ends tragically, but this doesn’t have to happen to you.


Stop heroin addiction in Maine

The rise in the use and sale of heroin has become a serious public health problem throughout the State of Maine. Heroin is affecting every county in “The Pine Tree State,” particularly in the cities around Portland such as Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Foreside, Paris, and Biddeford. Heroin is extremely addictive and once addicted, users stop at practically nothing to obtain it even if it means risking their job, damaging relationships, sharing needles and going to jail. Unfortunately for many heroin users, its use often ends tragically, but this doesn’t have to happen to you. There are addiction treatment centers that specialize in opioid addictions and the Heroin Addiction Hotline at 1-800-615-0032 can help you find one that is right for you. Studies have shown that inpatient addiction treatment centers that use long-term comprehensive treatment with multiple treatment approaches have the highest rates of heroin addiction recovery.

An effective heroin addiction treatment strategy requires balancing the needs and concerns of the patient, public health and the medical community. Fortunately, the Maine State Attorney General has a special interest in this area and has pledged resources to fund the public awareness component of a comprehensive treatment approach to reduce the misuse and abuse of controlled substances including prescription painkillers and heroin. Maine officials have long recognized that the effects of heroin on children, families, employers, and health care are a very serious problem that needs to be addressed by more than just law enforcement. Heroin addiction requires comprehensive treatment, including multiple treatment approaches and the Office of the Attorney General is collaborating with other states such as Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada along with U.S. public officials from the Federal government at both the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an effort to reduce the use of highly addictive prescription painkillers and illicit narcotics like heroin (diacetylmorphine). The Heroin Addiction Hotline is a free help center, whose mission is to provide intervention services for individuals who are presently impacted by heroin. Highly trained treatment specialists will guide you in the right direction.




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