Maine Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) Detox & Rehabs

Last updated: 24 June 2022


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.

Call 1-800-304-2219 to talk to a rehab specialist

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.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on June 24, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.