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.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Crystal Meth. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Maine and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Crystal Meth treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change