Drug Recovery Portland ME

Recovery from drugs requires that the addict repair relationships damaged through years of taking drugs. There will be feelings of shame and self-hatred. The addict will have to give up the "addict mentality" that is suspicious, secretive, manipulative, and self-centered.

Community Substance Abuse Centers
(207) 221-2292
2300 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Transitions Counseling Inc
(888) 773-8886
222 Saint John Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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YAI
(207) 874-1060
54 Maple Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northeast Occupational Exchange
(207) 553-7056
62 Elm Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Catholic Charities Maine
(207) 775-5671x5320
250 Anderson Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French

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City of Portland/Portland Public Hlth
(207) 874-8445
20 Portland Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Top of the Hill Counseling
(207) 780-8999
142 High Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Serenity House Inc
(207) 774-2722
30 Mellen Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Portland VA Clinic
(207) 771-3500
73 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Access Team
(207) 780-0020
576 Saint John Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Drug Recovery

Recovery from drugs happens over time — it is not a single moment in time. Drug recovery is a constantly changing period that requires work to maintain. Recovery from drugs is a new beginning, and can be a time of great personal enjoyment and growth for addicts in recovery and their families.

Most addiction professionals use the term “recovering” rather than “recovered.” Although the addict has made a commitment to abstinence and is moving in that direction, he or she will always be an addict and continues to be vulnerable to relapse. Recovery requires constant effort — so most view it as if the work of recovery is never fully done, so they use the word “recovering.”

Recovery from drugs requires that the addict repair relationships damaged through years of taking drugs. There will be feelings of shame and self-hatred. The addict will have to give up the “addict mentality” that is suspicious, secretive, manipulative, and self-centered.

Recovering or Recovered?

Addicts who are in recovery have overcome the problems associated with their drug use. Addicts do not have to be in the addiction stage of substance use to appreciate recovery, and they don’t have to enter a formal treatment program or attend a self-help group — they may have simply had a candid conversation with a family member or significant other and decided it was time to cut back on drinking or drug taking.

Sometimes relapse occurs when t...

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