Prescription Drug Rehabs Portland ME

Abuse of painkillers, tranquilizers and other prescription drugs is becoming epidemic, especially among young people. These so-called “white collar addictions” are no less dangerous than addictions to street drugs, though users are often lulled into thinking they are safe because they are manufactured and distributed legally. Read more.

Top of the Hill Counseling
(207) 780-8999
142 High Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Community Substance Abuse Centers
(207) 221-2292
2300 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Serenity House Inc
(207) 774-2722
30 Mellen Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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City of Portland/Portland Public Hlth
(207) 874-8445
20 Portland Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Transitions Counseling Inc
(888) 773-8886
222 Saint John Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Catholic Charities Maine
(207) 775-5671x5320
250 Anderson Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French

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Portland VA Clinic
(207) 771-3500
73 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Access Team
(207) 780-0020
576 Saint John Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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YAI
(207) 874-1060
54 Maple Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northeast Occupational Exchange
(207) 553-7056
62 Elm Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Prescription Drug Rehabs

Prescription Drug Rehabs For “White Collar” Addictions

Many people have an inaccurate (or at least incomplete) understanding when they hear about “the drug problem in this country.” They immediately envision an emaciated crackhead picking at the sores on her skin, a wild-eyed methamphetamine tweaker out in the boonies, or a heroin junkie nodded out on a filthy city street. While these problems certainly do exist, it might be surprising to learn that approximately 40 percent of admissions to drug treatment centers consist of prescription drug abusers.

Abuse of painkillers, tranquilizers and other prescription drugs is becoming epidemic, especially among young people. These so-called “white collar addictions” are no less dangerous than addictions to street drugs, though users are often lulled into thinking they are safe because they are manufactured and distributed legally. Psychosis, life-threatening seizures, overdose and other severe health issues result from using prescription drugs, and recovery is a long and difficult process.

 Specialized Prescription Drug Rehabs

Quitting prescription drugs abruptly can be dangerous, so the first step in recovery is to enter a prescription drug rehab center licensed for detoxification. Medically supervised detox uses anticonvulsant medications and other ameliorative measures that make withdrawal safer and more comfortable, though the process takes a long time. There are also more rapid detox techniques, such as neurotransmi...

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