An estimated 503 people in Maine died from drug overdoses in 2020. That number has been climbing in Maine and in the rest of the country. An estimated 500,000 overdose deaths are expected in the next decade nationally.
If you have unwanted, unused, or expired medications that you would like to dispose of safely, you can find a drug take back location near you.
If you or someone you know is ready to stop using drugs, call 211 today. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 (TXT-211) to be connected with a friendly Maine-based Specialist.
We all must open our eyes. Treatment is available. Recovery is possible. Get help today.
If you’ve decided you need help, there are places you can turn. Visit https://findtreatment.gov/ to get started.
After you CALL 211, select option “6” to access the Opiate Helpline. A Maine-based specialist will refer you to a provider who can help. A specialist will answer your questions to the best of their abilities. You will receive encouragement and support to help you or a loved one.
After you TEXT your zip code to 898-211, you are automatically connected with a Maine-based specialist. The specialists will text you back asking what services you are looking for and provide you referrals as close to where you live as possible.