Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program in Bangor, ME

Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program is available both online and in-person in Bangor, Maine. We provide compassionate, wraparound treatment for alcoholism.

Alcoholism (AUD) Treatment Resources Near You in Bangor, ME

Better Life Partners provides affordable and convenient alcohol use disorder treatment resources for anyone living with alcoholism (alcohol use disorder) in Bangor, ME. Our same-day treatment options can be accessed either in-person or online from the comfort of your home. We have a variety of resources available that can be part of your recovery journey if you choose. No matter what your version of recovery includes, our trusted counselors and recovery community are ready to welcome you.

We choose to involve community-based organizations throughout Maine, like Bangor Area Recovery Network and Health Equity Alliance, to ensure we can provide you with the supportive environment you deserve. To keep our treatments affordable, we accept most insurances including Mainecare and Medicare, and offer a sliding fee scale. We’re confident we can find a treatment program right for you.

Just give us a call/text at (866) 679-0831 to find out more.

Start outpatient alcohol treatment today by following these simple steps:

  1. Everything starts with a 15-minute chat with a member of our care team by calling or texting us at (866) 679-0831. Your recovery journey can begin immediately after this call.
  2. Medication is never required to get treatment with us, but some members find it to be a helpful support during recovery. If you’d like help deciding if medication-assisted treatment might be a good option for you, then the next step is a medical evaluation with one of our clinicians.
  3. Whether or not you opt for medication, if you choose to continue with treatment with Better Life Partners, the final step is an orientation into the program and meeting your recovery community during weekly group counseling sessions.

Alcohol Treatment Program Near You in Bangor, ME

As soon as today, you could become part of our recovery community for alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) at Better Life Partners. No matter where you live in Maine or what you choose for your recovery to include, we’re ready to provide you with compassionate services either in-person or online. Whether you’re wanting to quit drinking entirely or drink in moderation, we’re ready to support you.

Our alcohol treatment program is centered around our supportive group therapy. During these licensed counselor-led sessions, you will get a chance to build an entire community of peers ready to lift you up when you need it most. You’ll discuss new educational topics during each session, and you’ll also work on skills like goal setting, symptom management, and developing healthy coping mechanisms.

If you’re ready to see the difference a positive and supportive environment could make for you, give us a call or text at (866) 679-0831.

Reasons you should choose Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program:

  • Your recovery can start today with no waiting and no travel. We don’t want lack of transportation to be the reason you can’t access the treatment you’ve been looking for. That’s why at Better Life Partners we give you the option to join our recovery community either in-person or virtually on the same day you give us a call.
  • Our alcohol treatment program is centered around community. We know what a difference having a supportive environment can make in your life. There are reasons programs like AA are successful. However, we make our community one step stronger by combining peer support with compassionate licensed counselors who lead the group therapy sessions.
  • You want recovery on your terms. Not everyone has the same end goal with recovery from alcohol use disorder. At Better Life Partners, we understand and expect this. We have a member-centered approach to care, so your needs and goals for recovery will always be prioritized.

Naltrexone for alcoholism in Bangor, Maine

A Supportive Alcohol Recovery Community in Bangor, ME

At Better Life Partners we choose to highlight and build our treatment program around our community-based, counselor-led group therapy sessions. We realize the difference a supportive community can have when recovering from alcoholism (AUD). Regardless of what your life at home is like, you’ll be able to get non-judgmental, compassionate support from members of your community who are also in recovery.

While in a group session with your peers, we cover a variety of topics relating to recovery. We also have our licensed counselors helping to guide and give expert advice along the way. Once a month one of our doctors or nurse practitioners comes to check in and make sure everyone is doing well. During this visit, they can adjust medications for anyone who has chosen them, and they can also give some extra mental health care if needed.

In addition to group therapy, we also have dozens of other resources available to our members living with AUD across Maine because of our partnerships with community organizations throughout the State. Here are a few examples: 

  • Group therapy led by a licensed counselor
  • Supportive recovery community
  • Recovery coaching
  • Optional medications for alcohol use disorder (like those listed below!)
  • Mental health care
  • 1-on1 counseling
  • And so much more!

If you’re ready to be surrounded by the positivity that can make a difference in your life, give us a call or text (866) 679-0831.

Optional Medications for Alcoholism (AUD) in Bangor, ME

Not everyone chooses the same recovery path when living with alcohol use disorder. With Better Life Partners, that’s okay. We offer a large variety of resources and tools to make sure we can provide what you need for your vision for recovery. One of those optional tools is medication-assisted treatment. Medication is never required to get treatment, but some of our members find it to be very helpful during their recovery.

For those choosing this path, we have the following medications available at Better Life Partners:

  • Ideal for anyone looking to moderate their drinking
    • Naltrexone: Decreases cravings/urges to drink and the pleasant feelings often associated with drinking.
  • Ideal for anyone looking to completely abstain from future alcohol use
    • Acamprosate: Reduces cravings/urges to drink and is taken three times a day.
    • Disulfiram: This makes your body incredibly sensitive to alcohol intake (often producing nausea) and is taken once a day.

All three of these medications are safe and effective and can be a great tool for moderating or abstaining from alcohol use. However, they aren’t the right choice for everyone. That’s why we choose to focus on our recovery community that you’re enveloped in regardless of what your journey looks like.

If you would like to see if our medication-assisted treatment is right for your AUD recovery, give us a call/text at (866) 679-0831.

A Compassionate Approach to Alcoholism (AUD) Treatment in Bangor, ME

Our care team at Better Life Partners believes that everybody deserves to be treated with kindness, respect, and compassion–regardless of their relationship to alcohol. When you get treatment for alcoholism with us, you’re signing up to be a part of a supportive environment made up of medical professionals as well as other peers from your community who are also in recovery.

We are a non-judgmental and punitive-free organization. You’re welcome to come exactly as you are, be who you want to be, and recover the way you see best. We have no requirements, no waitlists, and are accepting of all faiths and affiliations. There are no ‘steps’ with our program, which means if you stop you can pick right back up anytime. This harm-reduction approach to care ensures we are a constant source of support and options, never consequences.

Whenever you’re ready for your recovery journey to start, give us a call or text at (866) 679-0831.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Better Life Partners located in Bangor, Maine?

We partner with community organizations so that we can provide our medication-assisted treatment services wherever they’re needed in Maine. With fantastic partners and virtual options, no matter where you are in the state, you can receive our alcohol treatment services.

How is Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program different from AA?

Our program takes the best parts of AA and builds upon them. We offer group sessions, like AA, but they are led by licensed professionals and are focused on your unique needs. You can also receive our treatment online or in person based on your preference. While our sessions aren’t geared toward a one-faith practice, we support members of all faiths and encourage each person to share what’s important to them.

Why do you use Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and alcoholism interchangeably?

First and foremost, we use the word alcoholism on our website to make sure folks looking online for treatment find us as an option! That said, we know there are several people out there who don’t relate to that word, so we use it alongside AUD and aim to use alcohol use disorder in place of alcoholism when possible.  

We use alcohol use disorder instead of alcoholism because AUD includes varying degrees of alcohol use and is a diagnostic medical term, whereas “alcoholism” is a colloquial term that is often interpreted negatively or as referring to someone with a severe alcohol use problem. So, we use AUD to be inclusive and non-judgmental!

Do I need to take medication to be in your program?

Absolutely not! We never ask our members to do anything they are not comfortable with. Many of our members opt out of medications and others elect to use them. Your recovery is up to you! We’re here to provide you with options so you can choose the treatment style that works best for you.

I’m interested in medications, how quickly can I start on Naltrexone/Acamprosate/Disulfiram for Alcoholism?

We offer same-day treatment with or without medications for alcoholism/AUD. Call/text to get started: (866) 679-0831.

What is expected of me during treatment?

First, you will meet with a medical professional to get started. After that, members take part in supportive counseling sessions. Depending on where you’re at in your recovery, this may look like weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly group therapy. Overall, what your treatment looks like is up to you–we’re just here to give you whatever support you need in the process.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. We accept Mainecare, Medicare, most insurances, and offer a sliding fee scale as needed.

What’s it like to be a Better Life Partners member?

We may be biased, but we think it’s pretty great! We operate with a non-punitive harm reduction philosophy, which means that we offer compassion and flexibility to help you achieve your goals. We believe in creating options and a sense of belonging during recovery, instead of focusing on consequences. Plus, we integrate with other community organizations to make sure you can get our care no matter where you are.

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