Substance Abuse
Hotline: Maine

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Maine Drug Abuse Statistics
drug overdose deaths in Maine in 2021

Alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medication misuse present a significant public health challenge in the United States. In 2021, almost one in five Maine residents reported the use of illicit drugs during the previous month, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). 

The issue extends beyond Maine, as data from NSDUH 2022 (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) indicates a nationwide increase in addiction rates. Unfortunately, out of the 49 million U.S. adults with diagnosable addictions, only 10 million sought any form of treatment. 

One avenue for connecting individuals in need of evidence-based addiction treatment with nearby providers is through addiction hotlines. Substance abuse hotlines are not designed as a substitute for formal treatment, but instead serve as a link to guide those seeking help to appropriate services in Maine.

Maine Drug Abuse Statistics
drug overdose deaths in Maine in 2021
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Maine Addiction Hotline

If you or a family member requires help combating addiction in Maine, calling a substance abuse hotline is a sensible first step.

Addiction Hotline Maine operates around the clock and is available toll-free to any Maine resident who needs help with drug addiction or alcoholism. 

When you call our hotline, you can speak with a compassionate and trained professional committed to getting you the help you need in Maine. Hotline staff can do more than answer questions, too. Obtain referrals to detox centers, inpatient and outpatient rehabs, or support groups throughout Maine. 

Call 855-701-0479 and begin your recovery from addiction at a reputable Maine rehab.

Local Addiction Hotlines
in: Maine

Local government addiction resources in Maine might be a starting point for residents unsure how to approach recovery from substance abuse.

Addiction Hotline

Our free and confidential hotline is run by recovery specialists who are now in recovery themselves. They understand what it’s like to need help, find the right treatment, and achieve long-term sobriety.  You can call this line now at (855) 701-0479.

211 Maine

211 Maine provides a free and anonymous helpline accessible to state residents by dialing 211 from any phone or texting their zip code to 898211. This helpline offers resources on various topics, including alcohol abuse recovery.

Maine Recovery Hub

The Maine Recovery Hub, backed by the Portland Recovery Community Center, is an initiative supporting the development of recovery community centers across the state. Visit the website for a plethora of statewide resources or call 207-553-2575 from Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 7pm, or Sunday from 8am to 12pm.

Substance Abuse in Maine

Maine is grappling with a severe and escalating overdose crisis, reaching levels that demand urgent attention. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, in a recent Health Committee hearing titled “Fighting Fentanyl: The Federal Response to a Growing Crisis,” highlighted the alarming statistics that highlight the gravity of the situation. 

Senator Collins stated that current approaches are proving ineffective. The data, both at the national and state levels, paints a grim picture. In 2021, Maine recorded over 9,500 total overdoses, with a staggering 627 people losing their lives to drug overdoses. Shockingly, the numbers for the current year show a 9% increase compared to the same period last year. 

Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, played a devastating role in 77% of the fatal overdoses in Maine. Senator Collins referenced Dr. Marci Sorg from the University of Maine, a leading expert in drug overdose research, who labeled Maine’s overdose epidemic as “The worst it’s ever been.If you need help moving beyond addiction, contact our addiction hotline in Maine by calling  855-701-0479.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out for assistance. Addiction hotlines are available 24/7 to provide the support and guidance you need to start your journey towards recovery.