Drug Rehab Near Maine
The opioid epidemic has ripped through the state of Maine. Between 2010 and 2017, Maine was among the top five states with the largest number of fatal opioid overdoses. By 2017, Maine experienced a bit of a respite in its rate of fatal opioid deaths but remained among the top 10 states in the nation when it came to deaths by opioid overdoses. In 2017, the last year a full set of statistics is available, 360 people died as the result of opioid overdoses in Maine according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Addiction and Overdose in Maine
Another alarming statistic concerns the overall number of drug overdoses of all types in Maine. The stark reality is that nearly twice as many people die from drug overdoses in Maine as are killed in automobile accidents in the state.
Approximately 3,000 drug overdoses in Maine annually resulted in the need for responding emergency medical personnel. In addition, there are approximately 3,000 drug-related criminal offenses charged in the state of Maine annually.
Alcohol addiction is another type of problematic health issue in Maine at this time. Approximately 20% of Mainers self-report that they engaged in consistently heavy drinking in the past month or binge drinking at least one time during that same time period.
The admission rate to drug addiction treatment programs outpaces the national average. The admission rate for alcohol as the primary reason for treatment is about 30 for every 10,000 people. The admission rate when opioids is the primary reason for treatment is at about 27 for every 10,000 people in the state.