Addiction Treatment Center Waterville ME

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

MaineGeneral
Residential Services for Women
9 Spruce Street,
Augusta, ME04330
(207) 621-7218
www.mainegeneral.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Women

As the largest private employer in the Kennebec Valley region, MaineGeneral Health is a comprehensive non-profit system that includes: A medical center with three campuses in Augusta and Waterville. A state-of-the-art regional outpatient cancer treatment center Physician practices Nursing homes Specialized rehabilitation, mental health and substance abuse services Home health care and hospice services Special care for patients with memory loss Community outreach programs and Retirement living options
MaineGeneral also keenly focuses on preventive health and supports many ongoing programs throughout our communities.
MaineGeneral
Residential Services for Men
2093 Belgrade Road,
Sidney, ME4330
(207) 547-3065
www.mainegeneral.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Men

As the largest private employer in the Kennebec Valley region, MaineGeneral Health is a comprehensive non-profit system that includes:

A medical center with three campuses in Augusta and Waterville
A state-of-the-art regional outpatient cancer treatment center
Physician practices
Nursing homes
Specialized rehabilitation, mental health and substance abuse services
Home health care and hospice services
Special care for patients with memory loss
Community outreach programs and
Retirement living options

MaineGeneral also keenly focuses on preventive health and supports many ongoing programs throughout our communities.

Our Physicians
The 250+ physicians on our active medical staff come from some of the country's finest medical schools and training programs and provide an array of specialty services from anesthesiology to urology.

Our Patients
We serve patients from 88 cities and towns throughout the Kennebec Valley region, providing them with the broad spectrum of services they need for every phase of their lives.

Our Commitment to the Kennebec Valley
Our mission is to enhance, every day, the health of the people of the greater Kennebec Valley.

We follow this mission with a forward-looking vision of focusing on clinical excellence, customer satisfaction, financial stability and positively impacting the health of our community each day.

Addiction Begins with Pain

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Addiction Begins with Pain

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Friday, September 14, 2007 Addiction begins with pain, sometimes physical, other times mental or emotional.

Almost all use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is related to escapism- a need to deaden feelings of hurt, sorrow, loss or pain.

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

A person who uses illegal, or street drugs, most often is searching for an escape. Many psychiatrists and therapists now refer to illegal drug use, or alcohol abuse as "self-medicating".

People are searching for a way to feel better, to forget something, or to just escape the difficulties of their lives. The use of drugs may be only a temporary fix, but to an addict, any relief is better than none at all.

In order to really help an addicted person there must be some way to address the underlying source of the self-medicating. Like a medical doctor, the therapist must attempt to find out "what hurts" and why it hurts, before the addiction can be addressed. Likewise the patient must be willing to face the pain of the injury, and experience their sense of loss, grief or sadness, rather than trying again and again to supress it or escape from it.

Recovery from addiction is not about self-control or will power. When an addict begins to use substances they never believe that they can become "addicts." It is the old "It couldn't happen to me" trick, that gets them to start using the drug. Promises of how the drugs "will make you feel good" or "make you feel better" and even "make you feel no pain" are an easy lure for people who feel bad, or are dealing with an intense emotional pain. If the drug actually does help "take a...

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