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Substance Use Treatment

The Mid Coast Hospital Addiction Resource Center (ARC) is nationally recognized for our high-quality, confidential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. We have a proven track record of helping community members overcome the challenges of alcohol and drug use. We serve teens/parents and adults.

With two convenient locations, our caring and compassionate staff is here to help you return to a healthy lifestyle. We are available whenever assistance is needed – every call is answered, and no one is ever turned away.

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Addiction Resource Center–Brunswick

Addiction Resource Center–Damariscotta

Accredited and Integrated

With the full support and resources of Mid Coast Hospital, the ARC is integrated with a comprehensive system of health care services, allowing for easy referrals, coordinated care, and full access for anyone in need of assistance, regardless of their inability to pay.

As a program of Mid Coast Hospital, the Addiction Resource Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. This Gold Seal of Approval® demonstrates our compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety.

The ARC is also licensed by the Maine State Office of Substance Abuse to provide prevention and treatment services, co-occurring mental health disorders treatment, and driver education and evaluation.

History of Success

We have been supporting our community’s addiction treatment needs for more than 35 years. We have a proven history of helping individuals overcome challenges of alcohol and drug use, with results in the top 2% of nationally reported outcomes.

Comprehensive Treatment

We conduct a complete assessment with every client and tailor treatment recommendations to the needs of each person. This customized treatment plan includes a variety of different approaches to ensure the best possible outcome for each individual. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Relapse prevention
  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Family intervention
  • Risk-reduction programs for parents and teens
  • Support for pregnant women and new mothers with substance abuse problems
  • Mental health counseling
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Prevention services
  • Recovery coaching
  • Adolescent treatment

For Teens & Parents

The ARC has a variety of resources available for youth and teens that are either experimenting or struggling with alcohol or drugs. We can also assist parents who have concerns about their children and are looking for ways to help. Our programs include individual counseling, group intervention classes, risk-reduction programs and intensive addiction treatment if needed.

For Adults

We provide a full range of professional assessment, treatment, psychiatry, detoxification/maintenance (suboxone, vivitrol, naltrexone, nicotine replacement) and counseling services for adults with alcohol and drug problems. ARC outpatient programs include intensive treatment, individual, group, and family sessions for harmful drinking and drug use patterns, dependency and addiction.

Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (IMAT)
Medication Assisted treatment is state-of-the-science care for those physically addicted to opiates and/or alcohol. These services stop withdrawal and relieve cravings so clients can have the best chance to engage in treatment.

Healthy Generations: Addiction Services for pregnant women and mothers of young children
Pregnant women and mothers with at least one child five years old or younger who have been affected by substance abuse—their own or someone else’s—and who wish to explore the impact of that abuse on their current lives and parenting practices, can take part in the FREE Healthy Generations program. This home-based educational program is dedicated to giving women the tools to live a positive, healthy lifestyle in which to raise their young children.

We recognize the importance of confidentiality and trust. From the very first time you contact the ARC, all personal information is protected by our strict privacy policy bound by a set of federal laws (42 CFR Part 2 Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records). These laws, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Privacy Act (HIPAA) of 2003, are cornerstones of providing quality services for those struggling with problems related to substance abuse. We will provide detailed information about our privacy policy and are happy to discuss our policy with you directly, to ensure that you fully understand your rights.

Thanks to support from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse, we are able to offer a "sliding scale" payment option based on a person's income and need. We are an approved provider for Medicare, MaineCare, private insurance and managed care companies. Our knowledgeable care team works directly with each individual to determine what options are available for payment.

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