Drug Rehab Near Maine
Like most New England states, Maine has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Between January 2017 and January 2018, Maine saw more than one overdose death a day due to opioids. This includes drugs like heroin and fentanyl, with 407 lives lost to such drugs. Opioid-related overdose deaths increased in the state for six years in a row until just last year. The state finally saw a decrease in such tragedies.
Rise in Maine Drug Overdose Deaths
Unfortunately, the Portland Press Herald notes that despite this recent decrease, deaths related to meth and cocaine abuse are becoming more frequent. Non-pharmaceutical fentanyl continues to drive overdose deaths in Maine. This potent drug is a part of 61% of such deaths from 2018. Benzodiazepines are also a huge concern, as they are often taken in combination with opioids and other drugs. In addition, they are fiercely addictive in their own right.