EMERGENCY RECOVERY SUPPORT PROGRAMS:
Down East Community Hospital: Machias
If you have an opioid use disorder and want to start recovery with medication assisted treatment immediately, you can go to the Emergency Dept. They will assess your withdrawal symptoms, provide detox comfort medication and help enroll you in an MAT Suboxone program within 24 hours
Eastport Health Care: Eastport 853-6001 | Machias: 255-3400
Contact one of their offices and they will set you up with an outpatient detox care packet, connect you with recovery support counseling and enroll you in an MAT Suboxone program
Downeast Project HOPE:
If you want to enter a recovery program immediately for opioid or heroin use, you can go to one of the Project HOPE locations. The program will team you with a trained volunteer who will guide you through the process to begin detox and recovery—including accelerated placement in rehabilitation and treatment programs if that’s what you choose. Locations are based on the day of the week: 8am – 4pm Mondays (Pleasant Point Police Dept. 853-6100), Tuesdays (Ellsworth Police Dept. 667-2168), Wednesdays (coming soon – Machias Sheriffs Dept.), Thursdays (Baileyville Police Dept. 427-6203) Click here to download the flyer
(Note: This process may takes several hours as they work to find an available facility, you may need to travel out of state, travel assistance will be available)
SUBSTANCE USE RESOURCES:
AA—Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-800-737-6237
Call for info on day, time & location of local meetings or visit our Support Group page for a full list
Info on day, time & location of local meetings
On-line resource that helps people assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm. Through education and referral, the site urges those whose drinking is harmful or hazardous to take positive action, and informs all adults who consume alcohol about guidelines and caveats for lower-risk drinking. Recommended by Healthy Acadia
AMHC: Calais 454-0775 | Machias 255-0996
- Intensive Outpatient Recovery Program ($) in both locations. Individuals in this program meet with a counselor 3 days a week for 3 hours each session for several weeks. There is a small fee per session if you do not have insurance. This program is open to anyone with a substance use disorder
- Maine Enrichment Parenting Program This program is for anyone with a substance use disorder, has a child under 5, and has an open case with DHHS. This is an 8 week treatment/recovery program that also provides support in parenting skills
- Maine Mother’s Network 1‐800‐244‐6431
Case management for pregnant and parenting women using substances.
Women who are pregnant or have children up to five years old are eligible.
- Substance Use Peer Recovery Center Services 498-6431
AMHC offers Peer Centers staffed by peers to provide participants in recovery with peer recovery support services which includes mentoring, education, and resource provision. The services are offered in Calais, and Machias.
Arise Addiction Recovery – Residential Treatment: Machias 856-812-7729
Nine month residential addiction recovery program. (A commitment fee is required to enter the treatment program). More info from the website: “Those in this program learn structure, discipline and hard work while they study God’s Word and apply it to their lives. Our goal is not only to help people find freedom from addiction, but to help reestablish them in their community as effective members of their families, employees and friends.” Click here for an application.
Arise Support Groups: (4 locations in Wash. County)
Support groups for substance users are held weekly in Calais, Cherryfield, Lubec, and Machias. Childcare is provided at every meeting.
Arnold Memorial Medical Center: Jonesport 497-5614
Medication-assisted recovery for prenatal mothers
Calais Behavioral Health Center: Calais 454-3022
Substance counseling for individuals & families
Circle of Hope Support Group: Machias 255-3400
Support group for relatives & loved ones affected by opiate addiction
Call for current dates, 6-7p in Dr. Sammis’ waiting room (53 Fremont Street, Machias)
Downeast Recovery Supports Guide: (printable)
Download this printable guide from Healthy Acadia of recovery support services and substance use treatment in the Down East region.
Downeast Recovery Support Center: 259-6238
A safe place to get support from peers during recovery. Resources, mentoring, education and support to others affected by a loved one’s drug use.
11 Free Street, Machias (Coming soon to Calais too).
Discovery House: Calais 454-1300
Medication-assisted recovery for maintenance and long-term detox including: Methadone, Buprenorphene, Suboxone and Vivitrol. Substance counseling for families and couples, and group counseling
East Grand Health Center: Danforth 448-2347
Substance use counseling; Mental and behavioral health counseling
Eastport Health—Behavioral Health Center: Calais 454-3022 | Machias 255-3400
Alcohol and substance use counseling; Counseling for families of substance users; Support groups
Groups: Recover Together: Calais / Machias 1-800-683-8313
New program for opioid addiction. Low-cost program provides medication-assisted recovery (Suboxone), plus 24/7 support and counseling. Medication is free for those with health insurance or MaineCare, and low-cost ($50-$60) for people without insurance. Call or text for immediate support (text “recovery” to 313131). “Groups is a community of physicians, counselors and recovering opiate users whom you can rely on for affordable and convenient help.”
Health Affiliates of Maine: 1-877-888-4304
Therapy services for substances and addiction, DEEP counseling
Healthways – Regional Medical Center: Lubec 733-1090 / Machias 255-0102
Drug replacement therapy; Substance treatment and Counseling
Hills House (in Ellsworth): 667-3210
A residential program for pregnant or mothers of children between 0 – 5 years who are recovering from substances while parenting their child. Case management and counseling services, childcare, parenting and budgeting classes, transportation, job search help, and finding a permanent home are all part of the recovery program
Machias Behavioral Health Center: 255-3400
Substance counseling for individuals & families
NA—Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-974-0062
Info on day, time & location of local meetings
Naloxone Kits and Training (through Health Equity Alliance)
Free Naloxone kit (includes 2 doses) available to opioid users or their families. To receive a kit you must make an appointment to pick them up in Bangor or Ellsworth and have a 15 minute training on the use of the product. For more information about overdose risk factors and how to recieve Naloxone, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needle Exchange (through the Health Equity Alliance): 255-5849
Needle exchange on Tuesdays 3p – 6p and Fridays 10a – 1p at the HEAL Machias office: 7 VIP Road. Email: email@example.com
Open Door Recovery Center (in Ellsworth): 667-3210
Addiction and mental health outpatient treatment programs and support groups. Also operate a residential housing program for recovering mother’s with children under 5 (see Hills House above)
8 Old Mill Road, Ellsworth
Pleasant Point Health Center: 853-0644 x264
Substance counseling, DEEP Program, Mind Body Therapy, Neurofeedback, Acudetox
The QuitLink (Tobacco): 1-800-207-1230 or sign up online
If you are thinking about quitting or are ready to quit check out their website. It has checklists and lots of tools you can use to help you quit. When you are ready you can call the Maine Tobacco hotline or you can register on this site and someone will call you and work with you to help you quit successfully.
Quit ME (Tobacco, Alcohol or other Substances):
You can call any of the helplines or submit an online referral for help. This service offers a no pressure approach. Whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about quitting they will offer different levels of information, support, or counseling.
MaineCare covers nicotine replacement meds but if you do not have MaineCare the Helpline can cover the cost of either nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for up to 8 weeks if you enroll in their “multiple call option” plan. Individuals can also re-enroll in this program every 6 months if needed.
Reflections: Calais 454-1491 / Machias 255-0001
Group therapy & family counseling
St. Croix Regional Health Center: Princeton 796-5503
Substance use counseling for individuals, and families of users
Vogl Behavioral Health Center: Eastport 853-6001
Substance counseling for individuals and families
Women’s Health Center (at Downeast Community Hospital): Machias 255-0400
Medication-assisted recovery for prenatal mothers and complete OB/Gyn pre and post-natal care
Other Links & Resources:
The Addiction Project (award winning documentary from HBO)
Stream the film which features insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse by focusing on case studies and cutting-edge treatments that challenge traditional beliefs about addiction
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse:
Helpful information, links, statistics and articles on addiction and substance use
Brochure – “Seniors and Accidental Overdose“
Download this helpful brochure on the signs of a potential overdose, what to look for, what to do, and risky combinations that can cause an overdose.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (from SAMHSA)
This free toolkit has safety advice for patients and family members recovering from opioid overdose, and facts for community members. It offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
Quality Healthcare is Your Right (Pamphlet from the Harm Reduction Coalition)
Download this practical guide to getting better care for people who use drugs
Article: “Addiction as a Disease”
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine… read more
Article: “Discrimination and Addiction: How to Overcome Prejudice…”
Despite laws put into place specifically to protect individuals against discrimination, many people say they have experienced it in some form over the course of their lives… read more
Article: “How to Talk To Your Kids About Your (or another Adult’s) Addiction”
Opening up to your children about your addiction or that of a loved one is kind of like telling them about the birds and the bees. You want to be honest and informative, yes, but you want to tailor the details to their age, comprehension level and comfort… read more