Mid Coast Hospital
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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 been supporting our community’s addiction treatment needs for more than 35 years. Serving primarily adults, the ARC has a proven track record of helping people overcome the challenges of alcohol and drug use. 

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 program is also licensed by the Maine State Office of Behavioral Health to provide prevention and treatment services, co-occurring mental health disorders treatment, and driver education and evaluation.

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 and group counseling
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Relapse prevention
  • Medication for substance use disorders
  • Family intervention
  • Support for pregnant women and new mothers with substance use issues
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Prevention services
  • Recovery coaching

For Adults

We provide a full range of professional assessment, treatment, psychiatry, withdrawal management and medications for substance use disorders (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.

Medications for Substance Use Disorder
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.

We have limited grant funding available to those without insurance. Contact use for more information. 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.

Learn more about billing and financial assistance.

For providers looking to refer patients:

Addiction Resource Center Brunswick

66 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, Maine

Addiction Resource Center Damariscotta

20 Bristol Road
Damariscotta, Maine