Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program in Augusta, ME

Join our alcohol treatment program today in Augusta, Maine. We provide same-day, compassionate care to those living with alcoholism.

Alcohol Treatment Program Near You in Augusta, ME

If you’re living with alcoholism (now known as Alcohol Use Disorder) near Augusta, ME, you can access flexible, same-day treatment services with Better Life Partners. We bring a recovery community, along with dozens of other resources, directly to you, no matter where you live in Maine. You’ll get the power of group therapy combined with licensed counselors to help you get started on recovery. Regardless of how you define recovery, we’re ready to welcome you with open arms.

At Better Life Partners we never want your financial situation or location to get in the way of your healthier life. That’s why we partner with amazing organizations in communities across the state, like OPTIONS and the Maine Association of Recovery Residences, to make sure our alcohol treatment program works for you. We accept most insurances, including Mainecare and Medicare, and also offer a sliding fee scale.

No matter where you’re coming from, give us a call at (866) 679-0831, and together we can find a solution that can work for you.

Getting started with outpatient alcohol treatment couldn’t be easier. Follow these simple steps

  1. Start with an easy 15-minute chat with one of our caring team members by calling or texting us at (866) 679-0831. Following this call, treatment can start immediately.
  2. If you’re interested in medication-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder, the next step is a more in-depth appointment. During this optional evaluation, our clinicians will help you decide if one of our medications could be a good fit for you. If you choose medication to become part of your recovery plan, it will be sent to whatever pharmacy you choose.
  3. Finally, if you would like Better Life Partners to be a part of your recovery, we’ll give you a quick orientation into the program and help you set up your weekly group therapy sessions.

A Supportive Recovery Community for Alcoholism (AUD) in Augusta, ME

At Better Life Partners you can join our community for alcohol use disorder recovery today. Regardless of where you live in Maine, you can choose to receive alcohol outpatient alcohol treatment virtually. Our services are designed with flexibility and confidentiality as a top priority. We know recovery can look different for everyone–whether you’re looking to cut down on your drinking or stop completely, we’re ready to support you.

We realize that a supportive environment is a key component of alcohol treatment, and that’s why it’s the focus of our program. We offer weekly group counseling led by licensed counselors, options for medication-assisted treatment, recovery coaching, and more. Regardless of the recovery pathway you choose, our team of counselors and supportive community are here for you.

If you would like to find out what alcohol treatment options could be a good fit for you, give us a call or text at (866) 679-0831.

Reasons Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program may be a good fit for you:

  • You’re looking to start your treatment journey today. At Better Life Partners, you can begin your alcohol recovery after a quick phone call to us at (866) 679-0831. We offer dozens of different services that can help to support your goals, like group counseling, mental health services, peer support, recovery coaching, and more.
  • Our alcohol treatment program is rooted in community. We’ve designed our program to center around a recovery community. By combining our expert counselors who know what recovery looks like with kind and consistent peers from group therapy, this community is often the game-changer.
  • You want to define what recovery looks like for you. Recovery from alcoholism (AUD) can look different for everyone, which is why we leave recovery goals up to you. Some of our members are looking to abstain from future use, some are looking to moderate their drinking, some are interested in medication-assisted treatment, and others are looking for a supportive community. No matter where you fit into that continuum, you’re always welcome here.

Naltrexone for alcoholism in Augusta, Maine

Building a Community for Alcohol Recovery in Augusta, ME

At Better Life Partners we realize the importance of a supportive community when starting on your alcoholism (AUD) recovery journey. There’s a reason why programs across the world, including AA, use group-based therapy as the backbone of their programs–and we’re no different. However, we also know that if we combine that peer power with licensed counselors guiding therapy, we end up with a superpowered program that fosters lasting recovery.

Our same-day outpatient treatment options can be accessed from anywhere in the state virtually. During our group therapy sessions we cover a range of topics relating to alcohol use and recovery, and our counselors are ready to address any concerns or questions you might have. In addition to group therapy, we also have dozens of other optional resources available. We are here to support your goals for recovery, no matter what they might be.

Thanks to our partnerships in communities across Maine, we’re able to offer many different resources to our members living with alcohol use disorder. Here are a few examples: 

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

Our welcoming community is ready for you whenever you’re ready for us. Give us a call or text anytime at (866) 679-0831.

Available Medications for Alcoholism (AUD) in Augusta, ME

Recovery from AUD can look very different from member to member. At Better Life Partners we want to make sure we have all the tools available for you to choose from. That’s why we offer medication-assisted treatment. It’s not the right choice for everyone, and that’s ok. But for those who are looking for medicated support, it can be an incredibly effective and safe resource.

We have three different medications available at Better Life Partners for members who are interested. Two of our medications, Acamprosate and Disulfiram, are great for members who are looking to stop drinking completely. Acamprosate is a 3x/day medication that works by decreasing cravings and the urge to drink. In comparison, Disulfiram is taken just once a day and makes your body extremely sensitive to alcohol intake. Both come with the ultimate goal of abstinence. Naltrexone, on the other hand, is a great option for someone looking to moderate their alcohol intake but not necessarily abstain. It works by also reducing cravings/urges to drink but also decreases the pleasant feelings from drinking.

No matter what tools you decide are right for your recovery, all of our members gain access to trustworthy and understanding clinicians, counselors, and a community of peers ready to support you in your version of recovery.

If you have questions about medication-assisted treatment, give us a call/text at (866) 679-0831.

Treating Alcoholism (AUD) with Kindness in Augusta, ME

Alcohol use disorder is a complex, multi-faceted chronic disease, not a lapse in judgment or the result of a weak will. However, not everyone understands this. That’s why at Better Life Partners we work so hard to provide you with a compassionate and kind recovery community where peers understand instead of judge. Our licensed counselors will give you expert feedback and guidance that helps. We’ll never judge or blame you for your use.

As an organization, we’re committed to remaining non-coercive and non-punitive. This harm reduction philosophy ensures we are always offering options and never punishment or consequences. Relapses are a normal part of recovery. No matter what path your recovery journey takes, you can expect unwavering support.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Better Life Partners located in Augusta, 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. 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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