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Maine Treatment Centers

Maine AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous offers supportive care, guidance and 12-step recovery solutions for those who suffer from alcoholism or alcohol addiction related problems. In Maine, AA meetings take place throughout the state in community centers, churches and public places where members can come together to support one another in recovery. If you’re looking for help or you’re ready to overcome alcohol addiction, consider one of the local AA chapters below:

Ellsworth – Down East Intergroup

Portland – Central Service Office

Area 28 Maine AA

Al-Anon Family Groups

Maine Al-Anon groups provide supportive care for those who have been negatively affected by a loved one’s or friend’s alcoholism. These groups offer help for family members, teens, children and adults who suffer from the repercussions of a loved one’s addiction to alcohol.  For help finding a local Al-Anon meeting near you, visit: Maine Al-Anon Family Groups

Mental Health Services

Maine Mental Health Services – Providing mental health services and behavioral services including treatment referrals and assistance in Maine.

Maine Mental Health Partners – A division of mental health partners providing assistance for those who suffer from various mental health conditions in Maine.

Maine Mental Health Connections – Resources and tools for overcoming mental illness.

Maine Association of Mental Health Services – Directory of mental health services and helpful resources for those suffering from mental or behavioral health disorders.

Anonymous Groups

Maine Area of Narcotics Anonymous – Substance abuse and drug addiction support groups in Maine offering 12 step recovery meetings.

Gamblers Anonymous Maine – List of Gambler’s Anonymous meetings taking place in Maine helping those who suffer from compulsive gambling disorder.

Gambling Maine.gov – A government website that provides support and guidance to those suffering from the “silent addiction” to gambling.

Maine Helplines

The following helplines provide 24 hours support and guidance toll-free. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the local helpline that relates to your situation for immediate help.

AIDS Hotline – (800) 851-2437

Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline – 888-568-1112

Maine Child Abuse – 800-452-1999

Sexual Assault Support Hotline – 800-871-7741

Suicide Prevention – 800-273-TALK

Domestic Violence – 866-834-4357

Treatment & Detox Guide

Alcohol Abuse Symptoms and Signs

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Guilt encourages excessive drinking, finds study

According to a novel research, the popular advertising approach relying on guilt or shame to stamp out drinking habits and bring out good behavior can backfire, goading people to consume more liquor. Nidhi Agrawal, an expert in consumer psychology at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and co-author of the study stated, “That’s what blows my….

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Easier transplant rules for alcoholics

Alcoholics who do not show they can stay sober outside hospital are expected to be offered liver transplants for the first time next month. A group of experts in liver disease will propose the change despite a shortage of organs. Under current guidelines, candidates for new livers have to show they can abstain from drink,….

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Seizure drug shows promise as potential therapy for alcoholism

A new study conducted on mice has shown that a seizure drug, called gabapentin, could act as a potential therapy for alcoholism by reversing cellular effects. In the study, alcohol-dependent rodents receiving gabapentin drank less alcohol, and this led the scientists to say that gabapentin normalizes the action of certain brain cells altered by chronic….

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