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.
People from the State of Maine call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Crystal Meth treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Crystal Meth "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Crystal Meth today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626