Drug Rehabs in Portland, ME

Portland is the seat of Cumberland County and the largest city in the state of Maine by population. Substance abuse is a serious problem in Maine, and Portland is a major battleground in the fight against opioid and heroin addiction.

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    The Opioid and Heroin Epidemic in Portland

    In 2017, 418 people died in Maine from an opioid overdose. Out of all fatal overdoses in Maine in 2017, 109 occurred in Cumberland County, and 57 took place in Portland. Most people who have lost their lives to opioids in Portland were simultaneously using more than one drug. Oftentimes they were using multiple different types of opioids, which were usually non-prescribed and illegally manufactured. Many people in Portland who develop an addiction to opioids eventually begin using heroin. In 2017, overdosing on heroin killed 88 people in Maine. The use of heroin by itself poses a serious risk to anyone’s life, but drug traffickers in Portland often sell fentanyl disguised as heroin or heroin laced with fentanyl, which is even more likely than heroin to cause death.

    Methamphetamine Use Is On the Rise

    Methamphetamine is illegal in Maine and highly addictive. Unfortunately, the use of meth is becoming increasingly common in Portland and throughout the rest of the state. In fact, many people died in Maine in 2016 and 2017 after overdosing on meth combined with opioids or heroin, and the number of meth labs in Maine, several of which were found in Portland, more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.

    Cocaine Abuse

    From 2015 to 2016, the number of deaths in Maine which involved cocaine increased from 35 to 60. Many people who overdose on cocaine often use the drug along with at least one other dangerous substance, such as heroin. A large market for cocaine has developed in Portland and police regularly arrest drug traffickers carrying large quantities of cocaine in Cumberland County. In 2018, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated over one pound of cocaine in Portland worth $50,000.

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    Portland is a beautiful and vibrant city, but there are many Portland residents who are dependent on drugs. Opioids, methamphetamine, and cocaine destroy lives, but with the right support, anyone can overcome addiction. If you’re struggling with addiction to drugs, there are recovery centers in Portland and in Maine where you can detox, get therapy and counseling, and set yourself on the path to sobriety. If you’re ready to reclaim your life from addiction, contact a dedicated treatment professional today.

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      Government Programs

      Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

      NameLocationPhone
      Maine Narcotics AnonymousPO Box 5309
      Portland, ME 04101
      800-974-0062

      College Programs

      University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS)

      University of Southern Maine

      University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) is committed to keeping students healthy and safe. This contributes to success in their academic careers and satisfaction with their lives. Counseling Services provides comprehensive psychological services which include mental health evaluations, counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach, workshops, and training/service learning. To support and enhance the health and psychological well-being of the USM community through clinical services, student training and outreach is the mission of University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS).

      PO Box 9300
      Portland, ME 04104

      Student Counseling Center

      University of New England

      A variety of services designed to support the psychological and emotional health of the undergraduate and graduate student populations is offered at the University of New England by The Student Counseling Center. Conflict is a natural result of transition, growth, changing environments and personality differences. Conflict Resolution Services are designed to help students, faculty and staff resolve or manage disputes with the assistance of a neutral party. We believe that conflict is a natural result of transition, growth, changing environments and personality differences. Conflict Resolution Services are designed to help student, faculty and staff resolve or manage disputes with the assistance of a neutral party.

      11 Hills Beach Road
      Biddeford, ME 04005

      Counseling Center

      Saint Joseph's College of Maine

      Coaching and presentation to campus communities is provided by the Counseling Center. Often requested subject such as depression, hassle management, rising tutorial skills, behavior modification, expressing and anger management, etc.

      278 Whites Bridge Road
      Standish, ME 04084

      Counseling Services

      Bowdoin College

      Student wellbeing and security are the College’s most elevated need. While tending to liquor and drug use, Bowdoin’s policies, practices, and liquor education reflect this need. We endeavor to make a protected learning condition where students approach the training, assets, and bolster they have to settle on solid choices.

      49 Longfellow Ave
      Brunswick, ME 04011

      Health And Safety

      The Landing School

      The Landing School is committed to Keeping students healthy and safe. The top priority is given to providing a safe environment that promotes the dignity and worth of each member of the community.

      286 River Rd
      Arundel, ME 04046

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