Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Bangor ME

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. Read for more.

Independence Project LLC
96 Harlow Street, Suite 360,
Bangor, ME4401
(207) 945-9777
www.independenceprojectllc.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(207) 945-9333

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Languages: French

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Independence Project provides non-residential assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services in addition to general education about substance abuse and related issues. These services are also available to families of substance abusers and other concerned persons whether or not the abuser is receiving treatment. Our community based outpatient substance abuse agency offers a resource to families and individuals who are:
* Questioning if their use of alcohol and/or drugs is problematic.
* Coping with an active substance abuser.
* Needing continued counseling after completing a residential rehabilitation, detoxification, or halfway house program.
* Needing information on the disease of substance abuse.
* Experiencing the crisis symptoms of relapse.
Our Philosophy
We believe that counseling is a process that promotes emotional health through a therapeutic realtionship. Counseling encourages change in three realted areas: Insight, Group Interaction, and Behavior. With support and interpretation offered by the counselor, a client can gain increased emotional honesty and self-acceptance. Group interactions help to develop a client's social skills and ability to form satisfying and productive relationships. Behavioral change, facilitated by the counselor, enables the client to solve problems effectively and realize personal goals.
Sweetser Affiliate
Julie Marquis CCS LADC
15 State Street, Suite 303,
Bangor, ME4401
(207) 249-8569
www.substanceabuseservice.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(207) 249-8560, (207) 992-2251

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Kindness Matters, Julie Marquis - Licensed alcohol and drug counselor; 18 years experience working with alcohol and other addictions, as well as working with family members or affected others. I teach skills for relapse prevention including skills for coping with anxiety triggers, depression, feelings and loss.

* Certified in DEEP
* Experienced in working with women with addictions who are survivors of domestic violence, working to regain custody of their children and/or want to learn assertiveness skills.
* Experienced working with both males and females who are involved in the legal system.
* Trained in Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Include:
* Individual Counseling
* Couples Counseling
* Family Counseling
* ACOA Counseling
* DEEP Evaluations/Counseling
Penobscot County Metro Treatment Ctr
659 Hogan Road,
Bangor, ME4401
(207) 973-0400
www.methadonetreatment.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction impact millions of Americans each year. You and/or your loved one are not alone in fighting this debilitating disease. Colonial Management Group, LP (CMG) understands the difficulties of the social stigma associated with being addicted and we believe an independent and constructive lifestyle is attainable. Our priority is to stabilize each patient, individually, by providing medically monitored treatment combined with psychosocial rehabilitation services in our safe and clinically supportive environment. This allows the patient to make positive changes in their lives in an atmosphere of dignity and respect in a therapeutic and appropriate time frame for each individual.

CMG operates a number of nationally recognized and accredited methadone treatment centers dedicated to helping these individuals and their families regain control of their lives. Addiction is recognized as a chronic disease by the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the National Institute of Drug Addiction, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and many others. As such, addiction has been clinically proven to be managed with appropriate medication and counseling. Our comprehensive treatment programs begin with a detailed psychological assessment and initial treatment plan at induction. Our highly skilled staff then guides patients through a medically supervised stabilization period that integrates individual, group and family counseling along with state of the art medication treatments such as methadone and Suboxone, followed by continuing outpatient care throughout the medical maintenance phase. When the treatment plan is followed, and the medications are taken as directed, this treatment philosophy is proven to suppress symptoms of opiate withdrawal, decrease cravings for opiates, reduce illicit opiate use, block the effects of other opiates, and assist patients in staying committed to treatment and a lifestyle of recovery. We take great pride in treating our patients with dignity and respect in each phase of their treatment experience.

Methadone, as an opiate, is a central nervous system depressant and is not a cure for opiate addiction. It is a pharmacological tool which suppresses withdrawal symptoms, lessens the cravings for opiates and coupled with counseling, facilitates those interpersonal interactions involved in strengthening motivations, changing lifestyles and breaking the cycle of life patterns and stress reactions underlying relapse. Methadone is a long acting, synthetic drug first used for the treatment of drug addiction in the United States in the 1960’s. It has a 40-year history of demonstrated success in the treatment of opiate addiction. When used in proper doses in maintenance treatment, methadone does not create euphoria, sedation or an analgesic effect. Doses must be individually determined by the medical staff. Methadone maintenance is a long-term treatment for opiate addictions of all types. There is no specific length of time in a medicated assisted program that is best for everyone. Since methadone programs are voluntary, the length of time spent in treatment depends greatly on the patient. The longer you stay in treatment, the greater your chances for success. Initially, the patient must visit the clinic regularly and receive his/her medication, yet over time the successful patient earns privileges. These can include fewer clinic visits and eligibility for take home medications as allowed by your state regulations. This allows many patients to lead normal, productive lives, working and caring for their families and enjoying an active social life; all on an outpatient basis so your life is minimally disrupted.

Contact one of our locations now and speak to the clinic staff so they can assist you or your loved one plan an appropriate treatment program tailored to your needs
Wellspring Inc
Mens Program
98 Cumberland Street,
Bangor, ME4401
(207) 941-1600
www.wellspringmaine.wordpress.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(207) 941-1600x201

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

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

The Bangor Half-Way House was established in 1965 by a grass-roots group people in recovery along with the support of family members and friends. In1968, the Men’s Halfway Housebecame the first public treatment program for alcoholism in northern Maine. In 1981, the Women’s Halfway House became the first Women’s residential program in Maine. As services expanded to include correctional programs, Wellspring, Inc. was established to provide all treatment services while The Bangor Half-Way House, owner of the two residential program buildings, continued as a separate corporation with the mission “…to maintain a home for individuals seeking rehabilitation from alcoholism and other drug abuse” maintaining the residential facilities.

Acknowledging the needs of Wellspring graduates for safe and affordable housing, The Bangor Half-Way House, with the help of a variety of grants made possible by the Maine State Housing Authority, purchased and renovated two apartment buildings. Nine affordable rental units opened in 2004 for graduates of substance abuse treatment programs. Tenants are expected to be in an outpatient or other recovery program and remain alcohol and drug free while transitioning into the community.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide residential and outpatient services that foster recovery for those affected by addiction, including those affected with co-occurring mental health disorders.
Wellspring Inc
Outpatient Services
255 Hammond Street,
Bangor, ME04401
(207) 941-1612
www.wellspringmaine.wordpress.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(207) 941-1612x201, (207) 941-1612x208

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

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 Criminal justice clients

Wellspring is located in Bangor, Maine. We provide mental health and addictions counseling at our outpatient office on Hammond Street and co-occurring disorder services at our men’s and women’s halfway house.

Addiction and Intervention

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Addiction and Intervention

Ben Seymour - 9/10/2007

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. In the beginning of the process they often report feelings of anger, hurt and betrayal. Many expect the intervention process to be one of consequences and punishment. However, this is not the case. Intervention is a process of love and education. Once the group is properly educated about the disease and sees that medical evidence has been discovered, the anger dissipates and a visible sense of compassion and understanding takes over. It is my belief that once the family, friends and co-workers are properly educated about addiction, any intervention is a successful one.

Addiction in the Media

Every time I turn on the TV I hear about which celebrity got a DUI or checked into rehab today. Yet the latest medical findings and addiction research rarely get any exposure. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that they viewed alcoholism as a disease in 1956. In 1987 they included drug addiction to this category. So why in 2007, 20 years later, are we still debating whether addiction is a disease? What happened? The latest research proves that addiction is a disease of the brain which can be active prior to any substances being introduced to the body. Scientists have discovered specific differences in the genetic make-up of children born to alcoholic and addicted people. We have brain scans which visibly show the phenomena of craving in the brains of addicts when they are not using. The evidence is astounding and clearly points to the conclusion of addiction being a disease.

The fact is that many diseases are linked with unhealthy behavior. Clogged arteries, heart disease and acquired diabetes are usually the results of eating certain foods, lack of exercise and/or other unhealthy choices, yet no one goes to jail for eating potato chips. It is time for America to face the evidence that well over 80% of our prison populations are made up of untreated addicts. Treatment not only saves tax dollars, it saves lives.

The Role of Intervention

As I mentioned before, addiction and intervention are both hot topics in the media today. However, the majority of Americans still don’t understand what addiction and intervention really are. Many people believe that intervention is the ultimate showdown between the addict and the family. Families and spouses begin to adopt a punitive attitude about "making" the addict stop. They believe if they just threaten and punish the addict enough he or she will somehow "straighten up." Addiction Medicine shows us otherwise. Brain scans...

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