Addiction and Substance Use
Is substance use affecting you or your family?
Maine Behavioral Healthcare provides an array of substance use treatment services for adults, adolescents, and families. Our licensed professionals will help clients understand their relationship with alcohol and drugs, and develop healthy, fulfilling lives.
We strive to form a positive working relationship that recognizes individual strengths and builds self-awareness. Our programs are based on evidence-based treatments that are client-centered, assisting people wherever they are in their recovery.
To learn more and set up an appointment, call our access center at: 844-292-0111.
Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Addiction is a chronic brain disease and may affect anyone. It can be treated through proven methods, like our integrated medication assisted treatment (IMAT) program. Maine Behavioral Healthcare is proud to manage the services offered through IMAT in collaboration with the MaineHealth network and its affiliates.
Treating opioid use disorder
The goal of IMAT is to improve the quality of life of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Buprenorphine is proven to help with the treatment of OUD since it is safe, encourages treatment compliance and reduces possibilities for abuse and overdose. It is the intent of the practices within the MaineHealth system, including Maine Behavioral Healthcare to provide eligible patients comprehensive medication and therapy services to help in recovery from substance use disorders, develop skills to sustain recovery, improve mental health and physical and functional wellbeing.
Only physicians qualified under Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) of 2000, who have completed Drug Enforcement Agency/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (DEA/SAMHSA) training and hold DEA waivers shall prescribe buprenorphine in any treatment setting.
IMAT supports patients recovering from OUD and offers individualized treatment that may include the following services:
- Medically supervised induction and ongoing IMAT.
- Intensive Outpatient Programming (a minimum of 3 hours of group treatment for a minimum of 3 days/week).
- Educational services including education about buprenorphine and health maintenance.
- Counseling services including individual and group therapy addressing issues pertaining to addiction.
- Case management.
The “hub and spoke” treatment model is led by Maine Behavioral Healthcare, which partners with primary care providers to provide Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (IMAT).
You can get treatment throughout locations throughout the MaineHealth system of care. View a list of IMAT locations near you.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare has two hubs in Southern Maine offering Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP), IMAT, and individual and group treatment.
EMBARK Program: Offered in the Mid-coast Region:
EMBARK is a substance use program that offers treatment for any stage of recovery, and was specifically designed for people suffering with opiate addiction and now provides substance use treatment for any substance use disorder.