List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Maine
The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in Maine. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.
Throughout the state of Maine are different detoxification programs, inpatient treatment centers, and outpatient rehab programs to help anyone addicted to benzos. Anyone who is attempting to withdrawal from large amounts of benzodiazepines is more at risk of seizures and psychosis. This is because of the shock on the body, once a user has stopped taking these drugs.
Abuse of Benzodiazepines in Maine
Maine has a prescribing rate of benzodiazepines that is concerning, at 40.7 prescriptions per 100 persons. It has had ongoing problem with benzodiazepine abuse and addiction, so much so that in 2011, a Maine Benzodiazepine Study Group, which was created to educate the residents and healthcare providers on the good and bad side of these drugs. Their concerns are that taking these medications can lead to addiction, and that may end up in individuals being severely harmed or can even cause death in some cases, and that there is a rising link with criminal activity and prescription medications. They wish to create a plan that clearly gives the risk/benefit ratio of benzodiazepines and give others alternatives to overusing these drugs. To help in the fight against this monster, the state of Maine also has a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), which was implemented to assist prescribers and dispensers by giving them access to their patients' prescription history, to avoid creating of feeding a dependence.
Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives and tranquilizers, and when not taken as directed will become highly addictive. The illegal uses of drugs such as Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, Xanax, and Librium are responsible for countless addictions and overdose deaths. Benzodiazepines can be bought illegally very easily, and unfortunately this is often through online illegal pharmacy websites. An addiction to benzodiazepines is very serious, and many addicts struggle to become clean because of the dependency. A tolerance to these drugs can develop within months with regular use, and this is why prescriptions must be taken as directed by healthcare professionals.