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Substance Use

Is substance use affecting you or your family?

Comprehensive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

In person and telehealth options to help with misuse of:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Prescription Medications

Maine Behavioral Healthcare provides caring substance use treatment services for adults, adolescents and families. Our licensed professionals will help you understand your relationship with substances such as alcohol and drugs and learn healthier behaviors.

In support of evidence that substance use disorders are chronic brain diseases, treatment has proven more effective when approached as any other physical disorder. Individualized treatment is provided in a culture of compassion and respect. We value your privacy and confidentiality.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment recommendations
  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Relapse prevention
  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Support for pregnant women and new mothers

To learn more and get started, call 844-292-0111.

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic brain disease that may affect anyone. It can be treated through proven methods, like our integrated medication assisted treatment (IMAT) program. Learn more about OUD and IMAT.

Expert Care, Close to Home

Maine Behavioral Healthcare is proud to be part of the MaineHealth state-wide strategy for addressing the opioid epidemic. Through our regional treatment model we provide care at convenient locations across Southern Maine and in the Mid Coast area.

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:

  1. Medically supervised induction and ongoing IMAT.
  2. Intensive Outpatient Programming (a minimum of 3 hours of group treatment for a minimum of 3 days/week).
  3. Educational services including education about buprenorphine and health maintenance.
  4. Counseling services including individual and group therapy addressing issues pertaining to addiction.
  5. 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.

235 Main St.
Biddeford, ME 04005

254 Western Avenue
South Portland, ME

474 Main St.
Springvale, ME 04083

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.

12 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841

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Spring Harbor Hospital's caring doctors and clinicians treat serious mental health issues.
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