Addressing Substance Use in Rural Areas: Liberty Health Services Takes Charge
Liberty Health Services provides support for rural communities and is addressing substance use in rural areas. We cater to clients from rural New Hampshire and Maine. This blog post will highlight the challenges and solutions in tackling substance abuse in these areas.
Understanding Rural Substance Abuse
Substance abuse in rural areas differs from urban settings. Small town residents often use tobacco, alcohol, and meth. City dwellers lean towards cocaine and hallucinogens1. Similar patterns exist in rural New Hampshire and Maine.
Barriers to Mental Health Care
Rural areas face challenges in accessing mental health care. These include a lack of professionals, stigma, and distance to care1. Liberty Health Services is here to break these barriers. We offer telehealth services and community outreach.
Opioid Epidemic in Maine: A Statewide Struggle
Maine faces a severe opioid epidemic. The pandemic and lethal drugs like fentanyl have worsened the situation2. At Liberty Health Services, our comprehensive opioid treatment programs are designed to help our clients fight this crisis.
Prevention and Treatment: Innovative Approaches in Maine
Maine is stepping up with innovative prevention and treatment efforts. Schools and childcare providers are training children in emotion management and safe decision-making2. Additionally, MaineCare has expanded coverage for substance use disorder treatment2. The state has also invested in recovery community centers and residences2.
Investing in Mental Health Services in Rural Areas
Maine is making substantial investments in mental health services. Behavioral health providers have received $1.9 million for start-up costs and a $230 million investment through the state’s biennial budget2.
Liberty Health Services: Here to Help
Liberty Health Services is dedicated to addressing substance abuse in rural areas. We understand the unique challenges and are committed to help our clients recover. We believe in the power of community and strive to provide quality care to all, regardless of their location.