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Acadia Hospital

Acadia Hospital

  • Bangor, ME
  • Accredited
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, is a nonprofit psychiatric hospital with 100 beds, offering inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Part of the Northern Light Health system, it features specialized services and is notable for its future 50-bed pediatric wing.

Though lacking a specific mission statement, Acadia Hospital aligns with Northern Light Health's goal of improving community health. Recognized with the Non-Profit of the Year Award in 2014, it maintains full compliance with The Joint Commission standards as of June 2023.

  • Provides evidence-based treatment programs for both mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Specializes in comprehensive psychiatric care, including electroconvulsive therapy and psychiatric medication management.
  • Offers housing with upgraded private rooms for both pediatric and adult inpatient care.
  • Celebrates employee excellence with annual recognition events.

The hospital treats various substance use disorders and mental health issues, serving a wide range of demographics, including children, adults, and the elderly. It's particularly beneficial for those seeking specialized psychiatric and addiction treatment.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 3 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 11 Therapies & Programs




  • Mark A. LukensPresident of Northern Light Acadia HospitalResponsible for overall operational performance and mission fulfillment of the hospital.
  • John J. Campbell IIIVice President and Senior Physician ExecutiveOversees Behavioral Health service line, strategic planning, program development, and quality improvement.
  • Amy KearnsVice President of FinanceResponsible for financial operations and oversees support teams for outpatient services.
  • Brent ScobieVice President of Clinical Excellence and InnovationLeads strategic initiatives to enhance clinical performance and improve patient health outcomes.

Conditions and Issues Treated


A person who struggles with addiction and a mental health condition suffers from a dual diagnosis. This means that they have two issues that must be treated. The specific mental health issues that the patient at Acadia Hospital might have include but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

The specific addiction issues that the patient might have include but are not limited to:

  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Addiction (i.e., Cocaine, Meth, and other stimulants, Marijuana, and Ecstasy)

The combination of the two illnesses can be tough to treat. Taking care of one or the other is tough, and taking care of both cannot be done alone. A patient who receives dual diagnosis treatment will be given the best chance at becoming sober.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient treatment centers offer a safe, secure, and often medically supervised environment for drug or alcohol-addicted individuals. Many of these facilities are equipped to provide detoxification, treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, and aftercare programs.

The patient typically spends 28 to 30 days at the facility and will receive extensive drug counseling. They will also learn how to live without drugs and how to make the right decisions in life.

An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction or a co-occurring disorder. The treatment must attend the treatment facility for their therapy and other programs but return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of the treatment program is complete. The treatment programs are monitored by the treatment facility and case managers who work for a judge or judge’s office. A treatment program may be performed out of a treatment facility, treatment clinic, or treatment center.

The benefits of outpatient treatment programs are many. One of the most beneficial treatment programs is that it allows treatment for clients who cannot afford or may not be able to attend treatment at a treatment facility, treatment center, or treatment clinic full-time. Another benefit of treatment programs is that they reduce crime rates because treatment allows people to treat their addiction.

Therapies & Programs

Individualized Treatment is essential because it gives addicts the ability to participate in a program that meets their unique needs. An addict should work with professionals who understand what they’re going through, especially if the addict is actively using. Finding the right treatment program for an addict is difficult, but it’s even harder without communicating with those who have experience treating your specific situation.

Group therapy sessions provide recovering addicts with a chance to cope with everyday situations that many face. Group therapy sessions are held in rehab facilities, clinics, churches or community centers that offer drug addiction treatment.

People who attend these groups are encouraged to voice their feelings and support other addicts in recovery. This helps group members strengthen their own recovery program while cheering on others who are struggling with sobriety.

Trauma therapy allows them to work through past trauma to have peace of mind and begin down the road of sobriety. The therapist will work with the individual to help them understand their past and present relationships. Patients may often believe that something is inherently wrong with them or they are unworthy of love. The therapist aims to correct these negative feelings and behaviors by helping the person realize that their actions do not reflect who they truly are.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective treatment option based on the idea that how we feel, think and act all interact together. Our thoughts determine our feelings and behaviors; our feelings affect our thoughts, and our behaviors change our thoughts and feelings. CBT helps people explore their thoughts for problems (or false beliefs) that influence their mood and actions. By examining their thoughts and beliefs, people can recognize distorted or irrational and modify them to more realistic, positive ones. CBT is very goal-oriented, which means that the therapist and patient work together on a specific problem while learning to become more adept at solving future problems.

CBT works well with a broad range of people, including those with depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and problems with anger. In addition to helping a client focus on thoughts that can be changed, CBT also allows them to take an active role in their treatment. This is called a collaborative approach because both patient and therapist work together to produce the best possible results.

CBT is based on cognitive learning theory, which says that our behavior is a learned response to our environment. Cognitive refers to thoughts and beliefs, while behavioral relates to actions or deeds. CBT helps people learn ways of behaving to improve their quality of life by focusing on specific problems or goals they want to achieve. Sometimes, CBT is used alone; other times, it is combined with medications or brief counseling techniques such as solution-focused and motivational interviewing to achieve optimal results for the patient.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Acadia Hospital Location and Directions
    268 stillwater Avenue
    Bangor, ME 4402

    Phone Number
    (207) 973-6100

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    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Group, Individuals
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Listed October 26, 2021

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Bangor, Maine Addiction and Treatment

    Prescription opioid abuse is the most common form of substance abuse in Maine. More than 10% of these residents have also admitted to using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. Between 2013 and 2014, 4 out of every 5 deaths in Maine were caused by illicit drugs. One in five high school students in Maine uses marijuana every single month.

    Bangor, located along the Penobscot River in central Maine, offers a rich history, peaceful natural areas, and a vibrant arts and culture scene. With engaging attractions like the Penobscot Theatre Company and unique shops downtown, Bangor provides an ideal setting for drug rehab treatment away from major city distractions. However, Penobscot County experienced a significant increase in opioid-related overdose deaths from 380 in 2019 to 504 in 2020. The county also reported a higher rate of drug-affected infant reports and drug-induced deaths compared to the state average.

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