Maine Detox Centers for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

People in Maine know that the best seafood comes out of hole-in-the-wall clam shacks. There is nowhere better for a buttery lobster roll or tray of fried clams. When the weather is warm, we all rush to the coast to take in some of the most beautiful views on Earth. But, there are people standing on these beaches and eating these local delicacies without the ability to enjoy them fully. These people have drug and alcohol addictions that are ruining their lives and robbing them of joy.

If you or someone you care about are living in the shadow of addiction, it’s time to get help. The first stage of recovery is detoxification, during which drugs and alcohol are filtered out of a user’s body before they enter formal rehab. Luckily, there are a number of quality Maine detox centers, whether you are in Portland, Westbrook, or another area. Call 207-387-7442(Who Answers?) to get answers to your questions. Learn about the process of choosing the perfect detox facility and get the help you need today.

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Why Choose Maine Detox Centers?

Until you enter a detox program, it can be hard to imagine the benefits, but there are a lot of them.

Detox facilities in Maine:

  • Decrease chances of relapse
  • Help people transition into rehab
  • Keep patients medically safe and stable
  • Use medication to help alleviate cravings and pain
  • Address secondary behavioral, mental, and physical issues

Without the assistance of a trained, experienced staff, it is impossible for many drug and alcohol users to stop their substance abuse.


Drug & Alcohol Detox Statistics

  • Between 2014 and 2015, the rate of drug overdose deaths in Maine rose 26.2 percent, showing how dangerous the opioid epidemic is as well as the serious need for detox.
  • On a single day in 2013, 0.7 percent of patients in Maine addiction treatment services were there for outpatient detox, while 1.1 percent were there for hospital inpatient detox.
  • Only 36 percent of treatment programs in Maine use pharmacotherapies (medication), so be sure the detox centers you are considering use medication if that is important to you.
  • Among 18 to 25 year olds in Maine, eight percent need treatment for addiction, but are not receiving it. Detox needs to be made available to these people.

Treatment Approaches

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Our helpline will ask you some simple questions and help you determine whether a particular detox center is right for you.


Caring treatment specialists will work with you to keep you comfortable during withdrawal to prepare you for recovery.


Therapy and counseling are provided to help you discover the core reasons behind your addiction and how to cope without drugs or alcohol.


Follow-up programs and continued attention to recovery assist you in maintaining a sober lifestyle following the treatment received in detox and rehab.

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How Long is Maine Alcohol Detox?

It takes between seven and 10 days for alcohol to exit a person’s system. However, that doesn’t guarantee that alcohol detox will be completed after 10 days. There are a lot of factors that determine the length of treatment. These include:

  • Your overall health
  • The presence of any co-occurring mental or physical conditions
  • The amount you drink
  • How long you have been abusing alcohol
  • Your history of previous detoxification, which can increase the severity of symptoms due to a process called kindling

The more complicated your situation, the longer your detoxification will take. The priority of the program will be to keep you healthy. To learn about how detox centers in Maine do this for patients, call 207-387-7442(Who Answers?) and find the right treatment program for you.

How Long is Maine Drug Detox?

Drug detox lengths also vary. Even without any other considerations, the drugs being used will dictate a starting timeline. For instance, it takes considerably less time to filter stimulants out of a person’s system than opioids. And, that starting point is impacted by things like:

  • The severity of the addiction
  • The length of the addiction
  • Use of multiple drugs and/or alcohol

The more severe or long-term your addiction is, the longer you will need to remain in detox. It’s very important to have all of the drugs and alcohol in your system removed before you begin formal treatment.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Detox Centers in ME

Maine detox centers offer both inpatient and outpatient programs.

Inpatient detox asks patients to remain at the facility full-time until they complete treatment. It’s great for people who require round-the-clock medical care, like those detoxing from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines (all of which can cause fatal withdrawal symptoms). It’s also good for people with severe and long-term addictions.

Outpatient detox only asks patients to attend scheduled sessions of treatment. The rest of their time can be spent as they please, which is ideal for people with responsibilities and obligations they cannot miss, like raising children and working. However, patients in outpatient detox have the opportunity to use if they choose and that temptation can derail their recovery. That isn’t a possibility in inpatient detox.

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