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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

Common Misconceptions about Addiction

There are many misconceived ideas about addiction that lead people to make poor choices or to overlook certain consequences when addiction is a factor. Though addiction is a science that is continuously being addressed, many of the original ideas and perceptions about this disease continue to stick around in the minds of both those addicted….

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The Painful Truth about Heroin Detox

Heroin Detox Program

Thousands of heroin uses claim that they don’t get treatment for their addiction simply because they are too afraid of having to go through withdrawal during detox. In fact, many would rather use heroin and remain addicted to this deadly drug than actually deal with the pain and discomforts that come during withdrawal. The truth….

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The Genetics of Alcohol Abuse

DNA plays a role in the amount of alcohol you drink, researchers say. Among alcohol-dependent (AD) individuals, DNA variations in the brains serotonergic system influence drinking intensity. Specifically the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) contributes to a persons inclination to drink. Researchers analyzed the associations between 275 AD patients seeking treatment and six variations of SLC6A4…..

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Montana needs alcohol culture change

Montana’s culture of drinking and driving isn’t going to change overnight, but with enough clear-eyed determination and statewide support, we can get started down the road that will lead us there. By now it should be apparent to every resident that Montana needs to change its relationship with alcohol. Incredibly, there are still a lot….

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U.S. backs off medical marijuana policy

The Obama administration tells federal authorities not to prosecute users and suppliers following state laws, reversing Bush’s position. The Obama administration on Monday told federal authorities not to arrest or prosecute medical marijuana users and suppliers who aren’t violating local laws, paving the way for some states to allow dispensaries to provide the drug as….

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