Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Portland ME

When you look at a cigarette packet, you are confronted with statistics relative to the main causes of death in this country. Although I cannot vouch for the absolute accuracy of these statistics, they do make interesting reading. Main cause of death is listed as tobacco, second is alcohol. Third main cause vehicular followed by illicit drugs and murder. Given that alcohol could be said to play a part in some of the vehicular deaths and also murder. It lends a fairly considerable weight to the argument.

Crossroads for Women
114 Main Street,
Windham, ME04062
(207) 892-2192
www.crossroadsme.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(207) 773-9931

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

Crossroads is where you would send your mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son for outpatient or residential treatment for substance abuse and mental health in a comfortable, safe environment so they can remember who they wanted to be. Offering Maine’s most comprehensive treatment for behavioral health with a gender-specific focus, Crossroads services include outpatient counseling for men, women and families and residential substance abuse treatment for women.
Cap Quality Care Inc
1 Delta Drive, Suite A,
Westbrook, ME04092
(207) 856-7227
www.capqualitycare.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Heroin and opiate medication (pain pill) addiction can be quickly controlled and effectively treated at CAP clinics. Most patients feel understood and welcome from their first day, and after stabilizing on methadone stop abusing heroin or opiate medication. CAP clinics are licensed and accredited facilities specializing in the treatment of heroin and pharmaceutical opiate (pain pill) addiction with methadone maintenance and buprenorphine assisted treatment*
Milestone Foundation
Extended Care
28 Portland Avenue,
Old Orchard Beach, ME04064
(207) 934-5231
www.milestonefoundation.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare

Milestone Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit corporation licensed by the State of Maine to provide emergency shelter, detoxification, and extended care to chronic substance abusers.

Use the links to the left to find out about our services and our contact information. Use our resource page to connect with other valuable resources in you or your loved ones' recovery from substance abuse.
Discovery House
400 Western Avenue,
South Portland, ME4106
(207) 774-7111
www.discoveryhouse.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(888) 366-7929

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Specializing in Women, Men

Our Mission

At Discovery House it is our mission to provide comprehensive services for persons working toward recovery ~ through community awareness, quality and holistic clinical services ~ in an efficient, safe and fiscally sound environment.

The overall goal of all DISCOVERY HOUSE treatment centers is to offer effective outpatient treatment that promotes holistic recovery.
Our Statement of Philosophy

Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. It is our job to support our patients as they move through the recovery process.

For our patients receiving medication assisted treatment it is our contention that patients should be maintained on medication for the shortest possible period of time, consistent with that individual’s goals, medical considerations, and their personal recovery. However, stabilized patients who abstain from use of alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and show evidence of improvement in health and social functioning should be considered to be in recovery or recovering. We recognize that opioid addiction is a chronic, progressive illness that requires more than an acute care model of service delivery. We support a model of sustained recovery support analogous to medical management of other chronic diseases.

We believe that the inclusion of family members and other recovery supports is integral to the treatment of our patients. Harmful behaviors including drug abuse impact all aspects of an individual’s life, treatment is intended to help guide the patient to develop a healthy lifestyle, and improve their personal relationships.

It is our philosophy that the responsibility for personal growth and change lies with the patient. The Discovery House treatment team promotes the following goals and objectives for patient recovery
Health: Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way.
Home: A stable and safe place to live.
Purpose: Meaningful daily activities, such as job, school, volunteerism, family care-taking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
Community: Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

Recovery Center at Mercy Hospital
40 Park Road,
Westbrook, ME4092
(207) 857-8282
www.mercyhospital.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(207) 879-3600

Hotline Phone Numbers: (207) 879-3600

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women

The story of Mercy begins over 90 years ago during the devastating flu pandemic of 1918, when we first opened our doors as Queen’s Hospital on the corner of Congress and State Streets in Portland, Maine. At that time we only had 25 patient beds, but from the very beginning we were dedicated to our mission of compassionate healing.

In 1943, Mercy Hospital opened at 144 State Street – named for the Sisters of Mercy, who had assumed full responsibility for the new hospital. A major addition was built in 1952, and then the entire facility was renovated in the 1980s.

Over the years, Mercy has faced many challenges, among those a growing and changing population, and dramatically different medical technologies. At the turn of the new century, as those challenges began to exceed the capabilities of the State Street facility, we embarked on a campaign to create the Mercy Fore River campus. Phase I of Mercy Fore River opened in September 2008 with a state-of-the-art medical office building and an advanced new hospital facility – providing inpatient and outpatient surgical services, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and The Birthplace – on a 42-acre site overlooking the Fore River in Portland.

As we continue to fulfill Mercy’s mission of service to the changing health needs of the greater Portland community, we will be implementing a two-phase plan that ultimately relocates most of our State Street services to the Fore River campus – though State Street will continue to operate as a full-service hospital and 24-hour Emergency Department. We plan to begin work on Phase II of the Fore River campus within the next few years, and expect to fully relocate well in time for Mercy’s 100-year anniversary in 2018.

Beyond Fore River, Mercy Health System of Maine has expanded even further into the community. Our growing number of Mercy Primary Care Practices in Falmouth, Gorham, Standish, Westbrook, West Falmouth, Windham, and Yarmouth provide individuals and families with quality health care services close to home. Four of these centers also have Express Care facilities, providing walk-in patients with speedy attention to minor medical problems – such as bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains, coughs and colds – when their own primary care physician is not available.

Mercy also reaches deeper into the community with a number of affiliated specialty practices that provide superior clinical care and expertise in a wide range of disciplines. These include:

All About Women
Breast Care Specialists of Maine
Fore River Urology
Gastroenterology at Casco Bay
Lymphedema Treatment Center
MKM ENT Associates
New England Foot and Ankle Specialists
Oncology-Hematology Center
Portland Surgical Associates
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Center.
Sweetser Affiliate
Rachel Davis LADC
1 Northeast Road, Suite 103,
Standish, ME4084
(207) 212-6957
www.centerforchange.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

When you or a family member is suffering with the unrelenting effects of an eating disorder and all the rest of the problems that come with that illness-depression, anxiety, self-contempt, social fears, medical complications, etc., you are in a place that you may have never been in before in your life.

For friends and family, you are filled with constant worry about the welfare of your loved one and you want to know what would be the best eating disorder treatment for her. You will desire in your heart to find the best type of treatment for her that will help her have a full recovery from the eating disorder. The difficulty is that there are many different kinds of treatment facilities and programs that basically all say they have what is needed for your loved one's care. How can you really know for sure? You might wish that you could look and compare what every program offers in their approach and treatment, so that you could truly know what would be the best option. You might wish you had a guide to help you sort out what are the real differences between the treatment programs.

At Center for Change, we have empathy for your dilemma and recognize your sincere desire to know clearly what is the best treatment option for expert care. We ask you to look at Center for Change and to let this information about our personal commitment and our clinical programs be helpful to you in your search.

The Reasons Behind Drug Addiction

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The Reasons Behind Drug Addiction

Andrew Mitchell

Friday, September 14, 2007 Life quite often has a way of dealing out lessons at the most opportune time. They may not always be immediately understood or appreciated but, in hindsight we are able to learn from not only our own mistakes and misfortunes but from the mistakes and misfortunes of others.

I have a friend who is at present suffering from acute alcoholism, prescription and illicit drug use and injuries sustained from a serious collision with roadside trees while on a "pub run" to stock up on her poison of choice. Those close to our friend thought and hoped that the fact she had nearly killed herself and her 13 year old daughter while alcohol impaired may provide the "wake up call" she so seriously needs. Maybe make her look at her demons, if not for her own sake then for the sake of her children two of whom are under 10. Unfortunately we have been disappointed at every turn. Not only has she not accepted responsibility for her actions, she denies every facet of her addiction. The denial mechanism is so firmly entrenched at present she denies that she even drinks. This while begging her 16 year old daughter to bring her alcohol whilst she is in hospital. Which, she informs the nurses is Iced Tea.

Where do the life lessons come into this you ask? I too have had a battle with alcohol abuse. I too cranked up the denial machine. Now I get to see it from the other side.

Of all the drugs available in this country both legal and illicit, alcohol must be without a doubt the most insidious and damaging of all. It wrecks individual lives, families, property and not only causes death and injury but continues to be an ongoing drain to the community in both a financial and psychological sense.

When you look at a cigarette packet, you are confronted with statistics relative to the main causes of death in this country. Although I cannot vouch for the absolute accuracy of these statistics, they do make interesting reading. Main cause of death is listed as tobacco, second is alcohol. Third main cause vehicular followed by illicit drugs and murder. Given that alcohol could be said to play a part in some of the vehicular deaths and also murder. It lends a fairly considerable weight to the argument.

Looking at someone descending into the pits of substance abuse is a heartbreaking soul destroying exercise. Given that most alcohol abusers will deny they even have a problem leaves friends and loved ones at their wits end. I have seen and indeed have experienced family and friends desperate to help, resort to almost farcical measures to try and stop the abuser drinking or using. One family member of mine resorted to hiding all alcohol in their car if I was coming to their home. Whilst I applaud the fact that generally close friends and family want to help and by that very fact give cause for hope. Ultimately the buck starts and stops with the abuser.

During the period I was rec...

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