Rehabilitation for Drugs and Alcohol Portland ME

An addict is like steeply sloping ground. If you put almost anything on it, it’s going to roll down. It might not roll immediately, but the slightest disruption and whatever you’ve put on there is going to come crashing down, just because that’s how gravity works with angles.

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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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

Data Provided by:
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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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

Data Provided by:
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

Data Provided by:
Crossroads for Women
(207) 773-9931
66 Pearl Street
Portland, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
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

Data Provided by:
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

Data Provided by:
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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Rehabilitation for Drugs and Alcohol

The problem with drug alcohol rehabilitation is that you’re dealing with addicts. Addicts are not like normal people. You can compare them to the ground. If the ground is flat, nothing slides down it. You can rest pretty much anything on that flat surface, and the things’ behavior is inert. It just sits there, doing its job being flat ground.

An addict is like steeply sloping ground. If you put almost anything on it, it’s going to roll down. It might not roll immediately, but the slightest disruption and whatever you’ve put on there is going to come crashing down, just because that’s how gravity works with angles.

Successful Drug Alcohol Rehabilitation

The only action someone can take to keep from backsliding into oblivion (i.e. drug abuse, alcohol abuse and death) is to embrace drug alcohol rehabilitation wholeheartedly. Drug alcohol rehabilitation puts brakes on the entire self-destructive cyclic process of abuse. It’s not a magic bullet though; what it does is teach the addicted personality type how to handle living without drugs. It teaches the addict how to live without drugs; how to find and keep connected to a support community; even how to become part of that support community themselves, thereby helping the addict to save his or her own life.

Drug alcohol rehabilitation helps individuals overcome the complex medical challenges that face them; it helps individuals to overcome the physical addiction; the cognitive booby tra...

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