Top 20 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Maine & Free Treatment Resources

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Residents of Maine have seen the rates of addiction and overdose rapidly increase over the last several years, particularly post-pandemic. But they’ve also seen an increase in the number of residents entering rehab. And while that’s a wonderful thing, I recently watched a news story about a handful of Mainers who have been in recovery for many years. They recounted many of the problems they faced while in active addiction, namely the loss of marriages, the loss of jobs, and the loss of community respect. While the participants said they’d never go back to a life of using drugs, they admit they still struggle with the stigma attached to addiction. I thought it was extremely brave for these young men and women to go on live television to share their stories of recovery. It’s in these moments – instances where people find their voice and become proud to speak about their recovery journey – that I see a continued breakdown of the lingering stigma around the disease of addiction.

~ Peg O’Connor

Top Drug Rehabs in Maine

Every alcohol and drug rehab in Maine offers its own set of unique amenities, programs, and therapies. Evidence-based treatment is available at multiple inpatient centers in Maine. These facilities often provide a range of therapies, faith-based treatments, and outpatient options for recovery.

Below are the best addiction treatment centers in Maine based on the following criteria:

Best Overall Rehab: Pine Tree Recovery Center – Portland

Pine Tree Recovery Center provides detox and addiction services in Portland, Maine. Their homestyle treatment center offers a relaxed setting with an option for private rooms. Clinical and medical assessments, outpatient services, family therapy, and aftercare are provided.

Treatment programs include:

  • Medical Detoxification
  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Aftercare
  • Relapse Prevention

Treatment programs are supported by:

  • Joint Commission 563412
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • LegitScript Certified

Location and contact information:
17 Bishop St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 618-9611

Best Detox Program: Liberty Bay Recovery Center – Portland

Liberty Bay Recovery is a premiere center for drug and alcohol detox that offers a modern, elegant feel in Portland, Maine. Services are multidisciplinary, incorporating medical, clinical, and therapeutic interventions.

Treatment programs include:

  • Medical Detox
  • Residential Inpatient
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Trauma Therapy

Treatment programs are supported by:

  • LegitScript Certified
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals

Location and contact information:
343 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
(855) 607-8758

Best Opioid Rehab: CAP Quality Care – Westbrook

CAP Quality Care is a methadone clinic in Westbrook Maine that treats patients with opioid use disorder through medication assisted detoxification programs and lifestyle interventions. Upon completion of the detox, staff focuses on lifestyle modifications and underlying causes of opioid addiction to support recovery.

Treatment programs include:

  • Detox
  • Medication Assisted Treatment

Location and contact information:
1 Delta Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 856-7227

Best Outpatient Rehab: Casco Bay Recovery – Portland

Casco Bay Recovery is a leading addiction treatment center located in downtown Portland, Maine. They offer a client-centered approach to treatment with an emphasis on substance abuse recovery, reestablishing mental health, and repairing relationships that may have become jeopardized by substance abuse.

Treatment programs include:

  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Outpatient
  • Medically Assisted Treatment
  • Men’s Rehab
  • Women’s Rehab
  • Young Adult Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Aftercare
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Experiential and Art Therapy

Treatment programs are supported by:

  • The Joint Commission
  • LegitScript Certified

Location and contact information:
989 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(844) 956-3520

How Common is Drug and Alcohol Use in Maine?

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost in Maine?

Your costs for drug or alcohol rehab in Maine will vary based on a number of different factors:

  • Inpatient vs. outpatient
  • The length of your program
  • Location of the facility or detox center
  • Amenities and features (luxury vs. standard)
  • Insurance plans accepted or not
  • Travel expenses

How to Find Low-Cost and Free Drug Rehab Centers in Maine

Maine

Many facilities in Maines offer free, low-cost, or sliding-scale programs. Some offer payment schedules so you can pay for care in installments.

If a program has an income-based sliding scale for fees, you will probably need to provide information about your financial status. The staff will assess your level of need and use that to determine how much you will be charged.

You can ask facilities if they provide scholarships that cover some or all the costs of treatment. You may also be able to find programs that accept any patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Does Insurance Cover Rehab Center Costs?

Under the provision of two different federal laws—the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act—all insurance plans are required to cover substance abuse care.

Any insurance plan you have, including private insurance, insurance through an employer, Medicaid, Medicare, or military insurance, will help you pay for treatment. The amount of coverage you have and what costs you will have to pay yourself depends on your insurance plan. You may be able to get help without paying any additional out-of-pocket costs. Alternatively, you may only be responsible for a co-pay.

Your insurance company will probably have a network of drug rehab centers in Maine that they work with. Your policy will pay a great proportion of the costs at those facilities. Ask your insurers which facilities are part of their network.

Addiction Treatment Levels of Care

Medical Detox

Medical detox provides you with round-the-clock care in a hospital-based setting to help manage withdrawal, keep you safe, and help you achieve a medically-stable, substance-free state. It’s just the first step on your addiction recovery journey.

Inpatient

Inpatient is sometimes called residential treatment. You will live on-site at the facility during your stay. There will be staff present around the clock to supervise your activities and provide counseling.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

In a PHP, you will spend most of your time at a facility. The schedule may have you going daily for a few hours or only a few times per week.

Intensive Outpatient (IOPs)

If you choose an IOP, you will still have a regular schedule for treatment, but it’s fewer hours per week PHP.

Standard Outpatient

Standard outpatient is typically the least intensive option available. You will receive care and therapy for a few hours per week. This option is usually best for someone with a mild addiction and a strong support system.

Aftercare

After you finish your program, aftercare provides you with ongoing support to stay clean. This might come in the form of a sober living home, 12-step and non-12-step meetings, and continued therapy.

Should You Choose a Specialized Drug Rehab in Maine?

Holistic

Look for holistic Maine drug rehabs if you want a program that will focus on spiritual, physical, and emotional balance. Most have evidence-based addiction counseling procedures, as well as complementary and alternative treatments like massage, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, or hypnotherapy.

Faith-based

If you prefer treatment that accommodates your religious values, you should look for a faith-based program. These may include worship and prayer, as well as secular, evidence-based counseling and therapy.

Luxury

If cost is not a concern, you can find luxury programs. These facilities boast high-end amenities like private rooms for patients and increased privacy and security at the facility. You might find facilities that have fitness routines, swimming pools, horseback riding or equine therapy, spa services, and high-end outings.

Executive

If you can’t take time away from work, you may want to try executive rehab. Inpatient executive programs build in time for participants to continue working remotely during treatment. They may allow more phone and computer access than others.

How Do You Choose an Alcohol or Drug Rehab in Maine?

Choosing the best rehabilitation facility for you is a big decision. You should look for one that makes you feel comfortable and encouraged.

Treatment: You should investigate what types of treatments and therapies the program uses. It’s best to choose one that utilizes evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and contingency management programs.

Amenities: Will you have your own room? Will you have roommates? Would you prefer a luxury environment?

Detox: If you have any medical conditions that require ongoing care, look for an addiction treatment center that has trained medical staff. They can support you with care for health-related needs or a disability that requires assistance.

Location: Is the facility too close to areas that may be triggering? Would you benefit from a facility that’s farther away?

Cost: Does the facility accept your insurance? Does it offer any kind of financial assistance?

Accreditation: Treatment centers should be licensed by the state and should provide documentation to prove that. If the clinic offers medication-assisted treatment such as methadone, it should be registered with federal authorities.

Maine

Should You Travel for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Maine?

There are a lot of personal factors that apply to choosing a location. You may feel that staying close to home is your best choice. It may be better for you to travel to a new location and start rehab away from your old patterns.

Maine is one of the northernmost states in the contiguous United States. It’s located at the top of the I-95 corridor, and there are commercial airports in Portland as well as nearby New Hampshire. Much of the state is coastal, and it has a thriving tourism economy.

The climate of Maine is typical of New England, with long, cold winters and mild summers. The landscape offers everything from Atlantic beaches to mountain ranges in the western part of the state.

You might want to go to Maine if:

  • There is a particular facility or detox center you want to attend in Maine
  • You have friends or family in the area, and their support will help you
  • Your insurance covers treatment there
  • Maine appeals to you because of the climate, scenery, or general vibe

Alcohol and Drug Laws in Maine

Marijuana

Both medical and recreational cannabis is legal in Maine. It is legal to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in Maine. It is not legal to sell or give away marijuana except for licensed dispensaries.7

Good Samaritan

Maine has a Good Samaritan law that protects you from arrest if you call for help during an overdose. If you call for medical assistance when you or someone you know is experiencing an overdose, you will not be arrested for drug possession. You may also be immune from arrest for other outstanding offenses.8

Naloxone Access

Maine allows pharmacists to dispense Naloxone to anyone without a prescription. Community health centers provide naloxone, but they give priority to people at high risk of overdose.9

Treatment Courts

Maine operates treatment courts that provide alternative sentencing for eligible individuals. Sentencing involves court-ordered substance use care, regular drug testing, community supervision, as well as regular check-ins with court officers. Offenders can apply for the program at their arraignment.10

Resources

  1. America’s Health Rankings. (2021). Non-Medical Drug Use – Past Year in Maine.
  2. FindTreatment.gov. (n.d.). FindTreatment.gov. 
  3. America’s Health Rankings. (2020). Excessive Drinking in Maine.
  4. America’s Health Rankings. (2020). Drug Deaths in Maine.
  5. Maine Department of Health and Human Services. (2022). Substance Use Disorder Recovery Supports.
  6. Andersson, H. W., Wenaas, M., & Nordfjærn, T. (2019). Relapse after inpatient substance use treatment: A prospective cohort study among users of illicit substancesAddictive Behaviors90, 222–228.
  7. Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment. (2016). Chapter 3. Intensive Outpatient Treatment and the Continuum of Care.
  8. Office of Cannabis Policy State of Maine. (2022). Frequently Asked Questions.
  9. Office of Governor Janet T. Mills. (2019). Governor Mills Signs Good Samaritan Bill.
  10. Maine Public Radio. (2022). After compromise, Mills supports expansion to Maine’s ‘Good Samaritan’ law.
  11. WGME. (2018). New law lets anyone buy naloxone in Maine.
  12. State of Maine Judicial Branch. (2022). Adult Drug Treatment Court.
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Libby Pelligrini, MMS, PA-C
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Libby Pellegrini, MMS, PA-C, is a professionally-trained physician assistant. She has worked in numerous emergency healthcare settings, ranging from the rural United States to large metropolitan areas. Her experience helping patients suffering from acute crises related to intoxication and substance use disorders informs her passion for addiction medicine.
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Peg O’Connor, PhD, is a professor of philosophy who regularly teaches courses in moral and social philosophy and on the subjects of addiction, trauma, and oppression. Peg is also a recovering alcoholic of 35 years who believes philosophy helped her to get - and stay - sober. She is the author of Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering and Life on the Rocks: Finding Meani