When someone in Maine is struggling with a serious drug or alcohol problem, there are several different types of outpatient treatment that can take advantage of in the state. There are 155 outpatient programs in Maine, 83% of which offer either regular outpatient services although some of these programs offer both regular and intensive outpatient treatment. In Maine, there isn't much difference between the two, and both regular outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services are centered on individual and group counseling, family therapy, and sometimes there are holistic practices involved and even alternative therapies depending on the facility chosen. The only difference being that in regular outpatient treatment programs clients are only required to take part in treatment services 1 day per week, whereas intensive outpatient clients are involved in treatment for at least 3 days per week for 9-12 hours per day. There are also around 8 outpatient facilities which offer day treatment and partial hospitalization. This would be an ideal treatment environment in Maine for clients who need more intensive treatment and but aren't able to obtain this in an inpatient facility, such is the case with clients who have a co-occurring mental health disorder for example.
In addition to this there are 16 facilities offering outpatient detoxification and 11 programs providing opiate maintenance services. Opiate maintenance outpatient programs in Maine utilize methadone or buprenorphine in the treatment of opiate dependent clients. These drugs are administered so that clients don't go through withdrawal or experience as intense cravings, and is meant for long-term therapy on a daily basis. Because opiate maintenance is a financial and logistical burden for many clients who become involved with it, other options can be explored that offer a drug free alternative so that clients can possibly have a higher quality of life.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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