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Need Help?

Do you have a prescription painkiller or other drug abuse problem?

Although prescription medications have different physical effects, the symptoms of their abuse and addiction are similar.

Common signs of drug abuse:

  • You’re neglecting your responsibilities at work, school, or home because of your drug use.
  • You’re using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high, such as driving while on drugs.
  • Your drug use is getting you into legal trouble such as stealing to support a drug habit.
  • Your drug use is causing problems in your relationships, such as arguments with your partner or family members and loss of friends.

Common signs of drug addiction:

  • You’ve built up a drug tolerance, meaning you need more of the drug to experience the same effects.
  • You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms.
  • You’ve stopped participating in activities you once enjoyed.
  • You continue to use drugs even when you realize they could be causing problems.
  • Your life revolves around drug use.

Get Help – Finding Treatment Resources and Other Services

Recognizing that you have a drug problem is the first step in getting better. Asking for help is the second step:

SAMSHA Treatment Services Locator

Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the Treatment Services Locator

Free, completely confidential, and available 24/7/365, this service from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) can help you find treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations in your area.

Visit the Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Find links to local providers and information about treatment and recovery.

Find the nearest Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international network of community-based meetings for those recovering from drug addiction. Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), NA is a 12-step program with a defined process for overcoming narcotic addiction.

Television PSA’s

These television PSA’s were developed to raise awareness of the problem of prescription painkiller abuse in the State of Maine.