Maine Free Rehab Centers
You live in Maine, so you know why it is called “vacationland.” With the pine forests and the shore, it is the perfect summer getaway. But, living there when you are dealing with an addiction certainly doesn’t feel like vacation. It’s actually really hard work. You have to put so much extra effort into living when you are ruled by addiction and the worst part is that it doesn’t earn you anything. In fact, it takes from you. Maine Free Rehabs can help you return to the stable, healthy life that you used to have through a variety of approaches, which include medication, therapy, and/or support group meetings. To get your questions answered and find out more about the benefits ME free drug and alcohol rehab centers provide, call 800-564-3865 or click on the name of a nearby city in the list below and explore some options.
Drug addiction is not only crippling physically, mentally, occupationally, and socially, it is also expensive. The cost of the substance you use is one part of the expense, but there are also the days of work that you miss and the money you spend while high. Other expenses may come from lost jobs or run-ins with the law. After paying these expenses, you may find yourself deeply in debt or living below the poverty line.
When your income is severely limited, you may not feel able to move forward with your plans to enter rehab. If you lack proper insurance or the funds necessary to finance addiction treatment, attending a rehab program is prohibitively expensive and you may, instead, choose to keep using as you see no alternative. But, you have another choice.
There are free rehab centers in cities throughout Maine, including Bangor, Augusta, Bar Harbor, and Kennebunk. These state sponsored programs offer the treatment that you need without charging you anything. It’s the perfect solution. The following discussion should educate you on drug use in your home state of Maine and provide you with answers to many of your questions about free rehab.
To have your other questions answered, call 800-564-3865. Our specialists can even connect you with free rehab centers that meet your needs. You don’t need to wait another second to get started on your recovery journey.
Drug Trends in Maine
You need to know that you are not alone in substance abuse. The reason that your state offers drug and alcohol addiction treatment is due to the present need. The rest of the information in this section should help you to better understand how widespread the problem is.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration produces a survey every year; it is called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The 2009-2010 survey revealed that 11.70 percent of the adult residents in Maine admitted to using illicit drugs in the previous month. Yet, the average for the nation was 8.82 percent. This indicates a more than average amount of drug use.
However, the above average drug use appears to be largely attributable to marijuana use. When marijuana is excluded from the illicit drug category, only 3.65 percent of Maine residents reported past month use, while the national average was 3.6 percent. That shows that marijuana contributes greatly to patterns of drug use in Maine.
How Many People Receive Treatment in Maine?
Treatment rates in Maine are quite high, with very few people who need treatment going without. Between 2012 and 2013, the following percentages of people in Maine needed treatment, but did not receive it:
- 18-25 year olds with alcohol addictions: 14 percent
- 18-25 year olds with illicit drug addictions: 8 percent
- 26+ year olds with alcohol addictions: 5 percent
- 26+ year olds with illicit drug addictions: 1 percent
By accessing free rehab, you can join the many, many addicts in treatment in Maine.
What Is Free Rehab?
Most no-cost rehab is what is known as state sponsored or funded. These are treatment programs who receive their funding from government agencies, rather than from patient payments. Because of this, they can provide free care to a certain number of people per year.
How Do I Know If I Am Eligible?
Because care is only available to a specific population, most programs require documentation to prove that you meet requirements. Eligibility varies from state to state, as does proof required. However, you are generally required to provide:
- Proof of state residency
- Proof of income
- Proof of debts
- Proof of assets
- Proof of legal residency in the US
An assessment will also be conducted to ensure that you need treatment.
Should I Prepare to Enter Treatment Immediately?
Sadly, limited funding means that treatment populations have to be done via waiting list in most areas. You may luck out and find an immediate vacancy, but it is more likely that your name will be placed on a list and you will have to wait your turn.
You may be given priority in certain situations, like in the case of pregnancy, and that will move you to the front of the list. Because of priority placements, the process is not a first come, first serve one.
If you suffer from an addiction that can be treated with medication, you may be given that medication before you formally enter treatment. This can help you with your recovery and will allow you to begin your recovery more quickly.
If you would like to discuss eligibility or wait lists, we can help. If you have other questions, we can help with those too. Call our experts at 800-564-3865 and discuss any aspect of free rehab.