Maine Families

Substance Use – Resources for Individuals and their Families

AA—Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-800-737-6237
Info on day, time & location of local meetings

Alanon: 1-800-498-1844
Info on day, time & location of local meetings

AMHC: Calais 454-0775 | Machias 255-0996
Outpatient services for substance treatment in Calais & Machias.
AMHC also offers a case management program for pregnant and parenting women using substances called Maine Mothers Network.  This program offers moms using substances the supports and resources they need to help them build a substance free future for their children

Arise Addiction Recovery – Residential Treatment: Machias 856-812-7729
Nine month residential addiction recovery program. (A commitment fee is required to enter the treatment program). More info from the website: “Those in this program learn structure, discipline and hard work while they study God’s Word and apply it to their lives. Our goal is not only to help people find freedom from addiction, but to help reestablish them in their community as effective members of their families, employees and friends.”  Click here for an application.

Arise Support Groups: (4 locations in Wash. County)
Support groups for substance users are held weekly in Calais, Cherryfield, Lubec, and Machias.  Childcare  is provided at every meeting.

Arnold Memorial Medical Center: Jonesport 497-5614
Medication-assisted recovery for prenatal mothers

Calais Behavioral Health Center: Calais 454-3022
Substance counseling for individuals & families

Circle of Hope Support Group: Machias 255-3530
Support group for relatives & loved ones affected by opiate addiction
Wednesdays 6-7p in Dr. Sammis’ waiting room (53 Fremont Street, Machias)

Discovery House (Calais): 454-1300
Medication-assisted recovery for maintenance and long-term detox including: Methadone, Buprenorphene, Suboxone and Vivitrol. Substance counseling for families and couples, and group counseling

“Groups”Calais / Machias 1-800-683-8313
New program for opioid addiction. Low-cost program provides medication-assisted recovery (Suboxone), plus 24/7 support and counseling.  Medication is free for those with health insurance or MaineCare, and low-cost ($50-$60) for people without insurance. Call or text for immediate support (text “recovery” to 313131).  “Groups is a community of physicians, counselors and recovering opiate users whom you can rely on for affordable and convenient help.”

Health Affiliates of Maine: 1-877-888-4304
Therapy services for substances and addiction, DEEP counseling

Machias Behavioral Health Center: 255-3400
Substance counseling for individuals & families

NA—Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-974-0062
Info on day, time & location of local meetings

Naloxone Kits (Free – through the Health Equity Alliance)
Free Naloxone kit (includes 2 doses) available to opioid users or their families.  To receive a kit you must make an appointment to pick them up in Bangor or Ellsworth and have a 15 minute training on the use of the product. For more information about overdose risk factors and how to recieve Naloxone, email

Needle Exchange (through the Health Equity Alliance): 255-5849
Needle exchange on Tuesdays 3p – 6p and Fridays 10a – 1p at the HEAL Machias office: 7 VIP Road.

Pleasant Point Health Center: 853-0644 x264
Substance counseling, DEEP Program, Mind Body Therapy, Neurofeedback, Acudetox

Quit ME (Tobacco, Alcohol or other Substances):
You can call any of the helplines or submit an online referral for help.  This service offers a no pressure approach.  Whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about quitting they will offer different levels of information, support, or counseling.

MaineCare covers nicotine replacement meds but if you do not have MaineCare the Helpline can cover the cost of either nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for up to 8 weeks if you enroll in their “multiple call option” plan.  Individuals can also re-enroll in this program every 6 months if needed.

Reflections: Calais 454-1491 / Machias 255-0001
Group therapy & family counseling

Regional Medical Center | Lubec: 733-1090
Drug replacement therapy; Substance treatment and Counseling

Regional Medical Center | Machias: 255-0102
Mental Health and Substance counseling

Vogl Behavioral Health Center: 853-6001
Substance counseling for individuals and families

Women’s Health Center (at Downeast Community Hospital): Machias 255-0400
Medication-assisted recovery for prenatal mothers

Other Links & Resources:

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse:
Helpful information, links, statistics and articles on addiction and substance use

Article: “Addiction as a Disease”
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine… read more

Article: “Discrimination and Addiction: How to Overcome Prejudice…”
Despite laws put into place specifically to protect individuals against discrimination, many people say they have experienced it in some form over the course of their lives… read more