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Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health

  • Portland, ME
  • Drug Detox
  • Outpatient

Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health is an addiction treatment facility located in Portland, Maine. Established in 1966, this facility strives to provide assistance to individuals suffering from alcoholism, dual diagnosis, opioid addiction, and drug addiction. Offering a range of levels of care, Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health provides services such as detoxification, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programming, and residential drug rehab. They are known for their dedication to helping individuals with substance abuse issues through compassionate care and evidence-based treatments.

Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health in Portland, ME employs a variety of services and treatment methods to support individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse. Through their detox program, clients are aided in safely withdrawing from drugs or alcohol under medical supervision. In addition to detoxification services, their highly trained staff provides outpatient treatment which may include counseling sessions focusing on individual needs, identifying triggers for substance use, developing coping strategies for stress management, and relapse prevention skills training. The facility offers intensive outpatient programming for those who require a more structured approach to recovery while still maintaining daily responsibilities. Moreover, Catholic Charities emphasizes holistic care by addressing both mental health issues that may contribute to substance abuse problems through individual therapy sessions as part of their dual diagnosis program.

  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 7 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Portland, ME

Opioid addiction has become a significant health problem in the United States. In 2015, there were 91 opioid overdose-related deaths per day, with a substantial increase in mortality rate in 2014.

When opioid addiction has reached a point where a person’s life becomes unmanageable, treatment options are available to help them get sober. Treatment that includes medical care with medications and counseling can help a user transition into sobriety.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Detox, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

One of the first things an addict should do when entering treatment is to abstain from using illicit drugs completely. Depending on the length of time that the person has been using, the addict may have to go through alcohol or drug withdrawal. Fortunately, detox doesn’t have to be done alone, and withdrawal symptoms can be managed medically in an inpatient or outpatient setting. While detox may be uncomfortable, it is not life-threatening. Detoxification allows the addict to rid the body of all traces of drugs or alcohol and gives the addict a clean slate for their recovery.

The Intensive Outpatient Program offered by Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health is designed for those who need intensive care but would rather get it in the comfort of their own home. The treatment programs vary in duration and intensity and can be tailored to suit the patient’s needs. The program includes regular visits to the facility, though the overnight stay is not needed. IOP is suitable for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs and are in the transition phase. It helps the patient live at home and discharge some work or school responsibilities even while undergoing treatment. The patients gradually get back to their routine life with the support of a friend or family member.

Outpatient treatment is often used for drug addicts in drug rehab. Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. This form of treatment is also called ‘day-treatment’. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days.

Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for ‘slipping back’ into the addiction, for those who:

  • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
  • Can handle stressors that might trigger relapse
  • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
  • Have a support system that allows them to go to a facility a few times a week while still keeping their current responsibilities
  • Have no legal obligations, being either on parole or probation, that require them to seek treatment at a mandatory facility
  • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
  • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober

Therapies & Programs

Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Portland, ME insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.

Trauma therapy is beneficial for people who are recovering from drug addiction because it helps them heal from past traumas that may have caused them to turn to harmful substances or led them to experience negative emotions that contributed to their destructive behaviors.

This type of treatment works by processing difficult experiences so individuals can learn how to process these events without having to turn to substances for coping.

Trauma therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

  • Helps individuals understand their experiences and emotional responses to difficult events, including why they turned to drugs or alcohol
  • Provides them with comfort and support while working through difficult emotions related to these traumatic experiences
  • Offers an opportunity for addicts to have a voice and be heard, which can improve their self-esteem
  • Can help them develop coping skills so they can better respond to triggers instead of turning to substance abuse.

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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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Group, Individuals
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  • Helpful reference information for Catholic Charities - Substance Abuse and Mental Health, a drug treatment center in Maine located at: 11 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME, 04101, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated July 25, 2024

    Portland, 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.

    Nestled on a peninsula in Casco Bay, Portland boasts a vibrant arts scene with theaters, museums, and galleries. Outdoor enthusiasts flock here for hiking, biking, and kayaking along the coast. Alarmingly, Cumberland County saw a 32% spike in drug overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020, with over 85% involving fentanyl in 2022.

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