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Heroin Addiction Treatment Programs in Maine

 The Heroin Addiction Treatment Programs in Maine are specialized to help a person who is addicted to heroin overcome their drug abuse and recover in a safe, supportive environment. Heroin addiction is not something to take lightly. Heroin is an illicit, and highly addictive drug. It is one of the most abused and the most rapidly acting members of opioids. People who abuse heroin describe a feeling of pleasurable sensation, or “rush” or “high”. Repeatedly using high doses of heroin can result in physical dependence or addiction. Heroin dependency is best treated in an inpatient drug rehab center. There are many different styles of substance abuse treatment programs available. It is very important for you to find the right drug rehab center to handle your specific needs. It is sometimes beneficial for the client to go to treatment further away from home. Getting away from temptations and friends who may still be using is often better for many people. Clients who go to rehab in another state also have a harder time leaving treatment early as well. Depending on the situation, our counselors may suggest looking for substance abuse programs that are a plane flight away. Our treatment specialists are here to help you find the best solution for yourself or a loved one’s heroin misuse. Knowing the different options for detox and treatment can be the difference between success and failure in recovery.

If you are looking for heroin rehab for yourself or a loved one, Addiction No More can help. We can answer any questions you may have pertaining to the treatment programs available in your area, or anywhere in the USA. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a confidential phone call. The information is free and so is the referral.

Types Of Heroin Treatment Programs

Treating heroin addiction will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of heroin withdrawal before going to a drug rehab center.

DETOX: Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently taking and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain-free as possible. Do not try to detox on your own. Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin use, and the amount of heroin being abused on a daily basis.

Inpatient rehabs: Detox should be followed by an extensive stay, at a heroin inpatient treatment program. Most of the people who have fought heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety in an outpatient treatment program but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole.  The typical stay for someone recovering from heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consists of 30-90-day programs.

Private Inpatient drug rehabs offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety from Heroin addiction. The best treatment facilities for heroin will offer different types of treatment models and detox options for the person who is suffering from the adverse effects of heroin.

Court-ordered treatment: There are many Drug Rehab Facilities that accept criminal justice clients and people with open court cases as an alternative to jail. County and state courts will often suggest treatment in place of jail time for some first-time offender cases.

State-funded heroin treatment programs: Maine has set aside some resources for the treatment of heroin addiction. Please call our specialists to find out if you qualify for these state-funded rehab programs that are offered in Maine.Heroin Addiction Treatment Programs in Maine can help you overcome addiction to heroin and other substances.

Find Drug Rehabs Near Me

We can help you locate treatment for addiction in your area or anywhere in the country. To locate AA meetings, group meetings, 12-step programs, inpatient treatment, or outpatient services in your town give us a call. There are many options for drug rehab services in many cities in Maine.

Auburn, Maine Drug Rehabs
Bangor Maine Addiction Treatment
Lewiston, ME. Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
Portland, Maine Substance Abuse Treatment
Sanford, Me. 30/90 Day Treatment Centers
South Portland, Maine Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

Heroin Addiction Medications and Uses 

Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help wean a person off of heroin at a slower rate, alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with heroin detox. 

Buprenorphine: Being an opioid, Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone: Over the last few decades this drug has become a bit controversial, due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken too often, and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works in the same manner, offering alleviated symptoms from withdrawal.

Naltrexone: Designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.

Suboxone: Specifically designed to work in combination with Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction but also alleviates the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid-blocking drug Naltrexone.

*To locate a doctor who can prescribe medications for a painless withdrawal, please give us a call and we will help you find the closest addiction doctor to you in Maine.

Addiction No More has been helping people recover from heroin addiction in Maine since 2002 and will continue to be on the front lines fighting for the rights of addicts to receive treatment for their addictions to drugs or alcohol. Give us a call and we can discuss the various treatment options that are available in and outside of Maine.  Give us a call, toll-free 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have set up a hotline for those who need to find a good solution for their addiction to heroin. Sometimes, it may be right for the individual to seek help outside of their area for anonymity, and safety issues that sometimes follow a Heroin dependency in Maine. 


Maine Drug Addiction Stats

There have been many recent reports that heroin has become less expensive than it has been in years. This price shift in Maine has caused heroin to become a cheaper alternative for people who have developed an addiction to opioids in the form of pharmaceuticals. Due to the short supply of pharmaceutical drugs, heroin has become an inexpensive way to keep from going through the painful withdrawal symptoms from prescription medications. One of the main reasons that Maine is having a heroin epidemic is the recent crackdown on prescription medications and the changing of the pills to make them harder to crush and snort for a quick high. This is the main contributing factor to the rapid rise in heroin addiction in Maine. Prescription pain pills can often be overprescribed to patients who realize that they have become dependent on the drug. With recent crackdowns in Maine on opioid abuse, there has been a huge resurgence of heroin-addicted people in Maine. Adding to the problem is the fact that heroin is often times cut with Fentanyl (used for pain relief for end-stage cancer patients) and the potency can vary, leading to elevated heroin overdose deaths in Maine. The market is flooded with high-quality, low-cost heroin coming up from New York. A 6 dollar bag of heroin in New York can fetch as much as 40 dollars in northern New England regions. This gives a hefty profit margin for dealers looking to cash in on the recent heroin problem, making the problem even worse.

Maine health data show the abuse of heroin is increasing and Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse reports that heroin has surpassed cocaine as the primary drug health threat in the state. The number of heroin overdose deaths increased from two in 1995 to eight in 1998. The total number of clients admitted to drug treatment programs for heroin abuse continues to increase; there was a 29 percent rise during the first 9 months of 2000. Moreover, heroin treatment admissions have consistently surpassed cocaine admissions since 1997, and during the first 9 months of 2000, heroin treatment admissions outpaced cocaine admissions by 59 percent. The number of clients admitted to treatment facilities for heroin abuse increased steadily from 1995 (205) through September 2000 (374). Correlating with this data, employees at Shaw House, a shelter for teens in Bangor, first noticed clients using heroin in the fall of 1999. read the full report HERE

Finding the right rehab center for heroin addiction to handle treatment and detox can be difficult especially if you are looking for state-funded heroin rehab in Maine. With the increase of people who are becoming addicted to heroin and opiate drugs, the beds that are allocated for treatment for the general public outside can be hard to locate.  Due to the increasing demand from the criminal justice system for treatment options, locating free treatment for heroin addiction can be difficult, to impossible to find on your own.  We do have free options for treatment and some low-cost drug rehab centers that we can direct you to if you do not have insurance coverage for drug rehab. 
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If you are seeking a free or sliding fee scale program, we have some resources listed below for treatment in some of the more populated cities in Maine. Due to some overcrowding in the jails, there may be a bit of a wait for some treatment centers, due to the deferred prosecution clients coming from the criminal justice system. We can help you enter a free rehab center today. Call us now to discuss your treatment options.


Awakenings Recovery Center
897 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
Sliding Fee Scale available for qualified individuals regarding Substance Abuse, Counseling Intensive Out-Patient Counseling, Individual Counseling Group Counseling, Family Counseling, Anger Management

York County Shelter Programs Inc
147 Shaker Hill Road
Alfred, ME 04002
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services; Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient Types of patients treated: Persons with co-occurring mental health concerns and drug or alcohol addiction.

Wellspring Inc. Outpatient Services
255 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient

Wellspring Inc. Women’s Program
 319 State Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway House, Buprenorphine Services. Treatment received at location: Residential long-term treatment for more than 30 days.

Wellspring Inc Men’s Program
98 Cumberland Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway House, Buprenorphine Services. Treatment received at location: Residential long-term treatment of more than 30 days

Choice Skyward Mid-Coast Mental Health Center
15 Mid Coast Drive
Belfast, ME 04915
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services. Outpatient, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders.

Tri-County Mental Health Services Substance Abuse Services
32 North High Street
Bridgton, ME 04009
Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient treatment services

Eastport Healthcare Inc
55 Franklin Street
Calais, ME 04619
Substance abuse treatment Outpatient: Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Mayo Regional Hospital Psychiatry and Counseling Services
Dexter Internal Medicine
41 High Street
Dexter, ME 04930
Substance abuse treatment. Outpatient, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

Eastport Healthcare Inc
30 Boynton Street, P.O. Box H
Eastport, ME 04631
Substance abuse treatment. Outpatient, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients 

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