During the year 1999, methamphetamines were emerging as a large drug threat in Maine, especially in the Aroostook County area. Methamphetamine seizures by MDEA quickly rose from 1.01 kilogram in 1997 to 4.22 kilograms in 1999. Aroostook County methamphetamine seizures represented over 4 kilograms of the 1999 total, greatly overshadowing those in all the rest of the New England states combined. Employees of an Aroostook mental health facility observed the abuse of methamphetamine was spreading to white collar workers and spreading to a number of male and female nurses which were seeking treatment for their methamphetamine addictions. According to the MDEA, violence and property related crimes linked to methamphetamine abuse were occurring throughout Aroostook County. In the year 2000, authorities no longer considered methamphetamine an emerging threat in Maine. Although methamphetamine abuse continues and there are active dealers, a strong statewide demand has not developed and a proactive law enforcement effort by the DEA and the MDEA has reduced availability.
Some of the meth laboratories in Maine are large scale operations, whereas, others are small operations commonly referred to as "Shake and Bake" labs. Drug dealers in Maine are now putting the shaking up small doses of Crystal Meth in soda bottles and producing a faster by small quantity. This is just one of the many concerns that Maine has with growing meth labs. Although still not as prevalent as in western parts of the United States, Maine is seeing a slow increase in meth use. People that are currently struggling with Crystal Meth use in Maine have a hard time deciding to quit either selling or using the drug. Often times, users claim that feel more confident or sexually more attractive, they also enjoy the euphoric sensations that a meth high will allow them to experience. In the end a user can quit meth through the right alternative program with choice, responsibility and dedication.
Many Maine Crystal Meth treatment centers will make you believe that the only solution to your problems is in fact Crystal Meth treatment. This is not true. People overcome Crystal Meth every day without treatment and without addiction professionals dictating how their lives should be lived.
At Saint Jude's We have developed a program that is based on more than two decades of research. This research proves that people have the inner ability to change their thinking and actions accordingly... this means that people can, just with the power of choice, change their behaviors permanently.
If you are in Maine and currently seeking a rehab or treatment center for Crystal Meth, please Call St Jude's to learn how you can change your life forever without demeaning labels and endless meetings