Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Augusta, Maine
From 2010 to 2019, 2,700 individuals died from an Opioid-related overdose. In 2017, drug overdoses claimed the lives of 418 people in Maine, the majority of whom were using at least one Opioid, often illegal Fentanyl. Of all the Opioid fatalities recorded in Maine in 2017, 11% occurred in Kennebec County and 3% occurred specifically in Augusta.
In partnership with several state departments, the governor, and the University of Maine, the Maine Drug Data Hub provides data, information, and resources relating to the numerous substance use disorders (SUD) to help combat the overwhelming addiction epidemic. Fortunately, there are treatment centers near your area that specialize in varying rehab services.
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Augusta And The Heroin Crisis
Many people who are struggling with addiction to Opioids, whether illegal or prescribed, also try Heroin. Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive drug. Most people in Augusta who died from an overdose in 2017 used Heroin along with an Opioid such as Fentanyl or Morphine or bought Heroin from drug dealers who secretly laced their product with Fentanyl. Even without the presence of other Opioids, which increases the risk of overdose, Heroin can be lethal. In fact, the Augusta Police Department and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office issued an emergency warning to their residents in 2018 about an especially deadly form of Heroin being sold in the city and throughout the county. In Augusta and Kennebec County, men consistently comprise over 70% of the people who lose their lives to opioids or Heroin, and the average age of a person in Augusta who dies from an overdose is 41 years old.
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If you or someone you know is living with an addiction to Opioids, Heroin, or any other substance, contact a treatment provider today. With treatment, anyone can recover from addiction and reclaim their life.