• Cost
    • Not all paths to recovery require health insurance for in-patient treatment centers. While those can be effective, there are other paths that can be very effective and cost little or nothing.
    • Programs such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, faith-based programs, and recovery coaches are often available and free.
    • There is medication assisted therapy options available in many areas of Maine, and there may be financial assistance available.
  • Not Ready
    • Some people struggling with substance use disorder simply aren’t ready to address it and may resist efforts to assist them. It is important for law enforcement officers to avoid taking resistance personally, as resistance to change is normal.
    • While a person may not be ready to accept help one time, it shouldn’t prevent the officer from offering help another time, or as many times as necessary.