Substance Abuse Resources
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Augusta Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Augusta, Maine is known for an interesting history and heritage, a vibrant art and cultural scene and friendly and warm people. However, even in a city with this much happiness and life, a deadly disease plagues many of the citizens: the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. This is an epidemic spreading throughout the entire country, but Maine has been no exception. For example, among those who are 18 to 25 years old, 9 percent reported misusing pain relievers in 2011-2012.

Alcohol continues to be an issue for those who live in Augusta, Maine as well. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, last year, there were 5,756 arrests for drunk driving. It’s a known fact that illegal substances like cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin can do a lot of damage, but as we have seen above, legal substances like alcohol and prescription drugs can also be misused.
What can be done about this problem? If you are suffering from a substance use disorder, there is help available if you are willing to ask for it.

If you are looking for more information on drug or alcohol rehab centers in Augusta, Maine, this guide will offer you information about treatment programs, detox centers and recovery meetings in the area.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

DID YOU KNOW?
0.7
million people drive drunk

It’s important to remember that legal substances like alcohol and prescription medication can be dangerous. In 2013, it was reported that 28.7 million people had driven under the influence of alcohol at least once in the previous year in the United States. If you have alcohol or drug addiction, it’s imperative that you seek treatment. We can help you to discover the best treatment program at The Recovery Village. Call us today.

Finding Help in Augusta

Augusta Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers

There are many choices for anyone looking for an addiction treatment program in Augusta, Maine. The first thing you need to do is familiarize yourself with all of the programs that are available. This way, you can decide if you need an outpatient treatment program, a partial hospitalization program, a residential treatment program or a combination/progression of all three.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs are also called inpatient treatment programs, and they require patients to stay in the treatment facility. They offer access to medical supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is very beneficial for patients who need to get out of their destructive surroundings.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    While in a partial hospitalization program, patients will still have access to monitoring by medical professionals, and they will still participate in rehabilitation activities during the day, but they are permitted to go home at night.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    While in an outpatient treatment program, patients will participate in rehabilitation activities for 10 to 15 hours a week. This is ideal for patients who have less severe addictions, patients who have already completed a residential program or PHP or patients who have a lot of family or work obligations.

In order to find an effective treatment plan for you, you will need the assessment of an experienced addiction specialist. The best professionals in the field are staffed at national treatment centers like The Recovery Village.

Detox Centers

What is the purpose of a detox center in Augusta, Maine? Your body can go through an extremely difficult time when you stop certain substances it has become dependent on. When you are going through the detox process, it is beneficial to have medical supervision.

Detox is only one step you need to take on the road to long-term recovery, however. Detox centers will make you more comfortable, but it is much better to go to a facility that will get you into an inpatient treatment program where you will be able to address the emotional, spiritual, mental and psychological components of your addiction. The Recovery Village offers both detox programs and treatment programs for your convenience.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Having an aftercare plan is an important part of completing a treatment program. Typically, a good aftercare plan will include a recovery program with regular meetings. There are numerous options for meetings near you.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most popular recovery group in America and the entire world. It has been helping those who have an addiction to alcohol for decades as it began in 1935. While AA encourages members to get a sponsor – an experienced member of AA who becomes a mentor – it does not require this of its members. The only thing it requires is a desire to stop drinking. There are a number of meetings in the Augusta area. Here are a few.

  • Open Meeting
    Where:
    Linc Club
    38 Memorial Cir.
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Alcoholics in Action
    Where:
    St. Augustin’s Catholic Church
    1 Kendall St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Looney Toons Group
    Where:
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    9 Summer St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

A 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous has a primary focus on those with an addiction to harder substances. NA is the second largest recovery group in the world with over 67,000 meetings all over the globe. There are many meetings in the Augusta area. Here are a few options.

  • ABC Baptist Church
    Where:
    1 Elm Street
    Topsham, ME 04086

  • Addiction Resource Center
    Where:
    66 Baribeau Dr. Ste 3
    Brunswick, ME 04011

  • Riverview Psychiatric Hospital
    Where:
    Hospital St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery does not use the 12 steps, but it uses a 4-point system – building and maintaining motivation, living a balanced life, coping with any urges that arise and managing thoughts and behaviors – to focus on self-empowering recovery. This group is the largest alternative to the 12-step approach. For some people, the “higher power” that AA an NA talk about does not resonate. These people would most likely appreciate the scientifically based approach of SMART Recovery. Here are the meetings that are close to Augusta.

  • Augusta Wednesday
    Where:
    295 Water St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery
    Where:
    295 Water St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Maine General Medical Center
    Where:
    35 Medical Center Parkway
    Augusta, ME 04330

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

When your mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, you go through a lot of suffering yourself. While people in your life may try to be sympathetic, they can’t really understand what you are going through unless they have gone through it themselves. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are support groups dedicated to the loved ones of those who struggle with substance use disorder. Here are options for meetings in the Augusta area.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Unitarian Universalist Community Church
    69 Winthrop St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Penney Memorial United Baptist Church
    393 Water St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Togus Va
    1 Va Ctr.
    Augusta, ME 04330

When you are looking for alcohol and drug addiction treatment facilities in Augusta, Maine, it might also be smart to look in nearby cities for additional recovery resources.

Local Communities Served

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Augusta was last modified: August 11th, 2017 by The Recovery Village