Gorham, ME: Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program

Better Life Partners’ outpatient alcohol treatment program is easily accessible in Gorham, Maine. We make treatment possible no matter where you are in Maine with our virtual options!

Alcoholism (now known as AUD) Treatment Program in Gorham, ME

If you’re living with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in Gorham, ME, Better Life Partners offers convenient access to compassionate, wraparound treatment. We make our services available virtually, so transportation isn’t a barrier to care! We also offer flexibility within our appointments and group counseling sessions, ranging from early morning through the evening to ensure treatment works for you.

We’ve partnered with organizations all across the state of Maine–like 211 Maine and Maine Association of Recovery Residences–that allow us to bring care directly to you when and where you’re looking for it. We’re also budget-friendly. We accept most insurances, including Mainecare and Medicare, and also offer a sliding-fee scale for those who need it. Regardless of your financial situation, we’ll find something that works for you.

Accessing our alcohol treatment program in Gorham is easy, here’s how:

At Better Life Partners we make it simple to get started with alcohol treatment on the same day you call or text us at (866) 679-0831. After a quick and confidential chat with one of our care team members, you can begin treatment immediately. After a short orientation into the program, we’ll help you set up weekly group counseling sessions at a time that works great for your schedule.

If you’re looking for medication-assisted treatment for alcoholism (AUD), which is not a requirement for our program, we’ll help you get scheduled for an evaluation with one of our clinicians to see if it could be a good fit for your recovery goals.

Supportive Treatment for AUD in Gorham, ME

At Better Life Partners we know the power a supportive recovery community can have in your recovery success. That’s why we provide you with licensed counselor-led group therapy sessions so you can get a supportive peer network combined with expert advice and education on all things relating to recovery and alcoholism (AUD).

Whether you’re hoping to cut back on your drinking, stop entirely, or try something else, we’re here to support you in your version of recovery. No matter where you live in Maine, a quick phone call to (866) 679-0831 can get your journey started. From there, you can choose which of our dozens of resources and tools could help you reach your goals.

What makes Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program stand apart from others?

  • We include the expertise of a licensed counselor in our supportive group therapy sessions. We know a positive recovery community is a huge component of a successful alcohol recovery program. That’s why we combine the power of a group with expert advice and education from a licensed practitioner.
  • We make it simple to get same-day treatment for alcoholism (AUD). Waitlists, barriers to care, abstinence requirements, and consequences have no place at Better Life Partners. Deciding to make a change is hard enough without all the hassles. That’s why we offer same-day treatment with dozens of different resources and virtual care. You pick what works for you and we make it happen.
  • You decide what recovery means for you. We know recovery doesn’t come in a one-size-fits-all package. And we don’t want it to. Everyone’s goals are going to be different–whether you want to quit drinking entirely, learn to drink in moderation, or something else, we’ll support you and provide you with the same level of compassion regardless.

Naltrexone for alcoholism in Gorham, Maine

Alcoholism (now known as AUD) Recovery Community in Gorham, ME

Our professionally-led group counseling sessions are the heart of our alcohol treatment program. No matter what you want your recovery to look like, you’ll have the opportunity to make connections with your peers and develop a strong support system with Better Life Partners.

During these sessions, you’ll get the chance to build camaraderie with fellow peers following their own recovery journeys. Our licensed counselors will help lead the discussions and provide expert advice and education on a variety of topics relating to alcohol use and recovery. Our other medical professionals also make scheduled visits to these meetings to cover any additional concerns or aspects of care.

When you become a member at Better Life Partners, you gain access to dozens of resources for alcohol use disorder. Here are a few examples of what we have available:

  • Recovery coaching
  • Group therapy led by a licensed professional
  • Optional medications for alcoholism (AUD), including Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram
  • A supportive recovery community
  • Mental health care
  • Basic primary care services
  • And so much more!

If you are ready to start your alcohol use disorder recovery now, give us a call/text at (866) 679-0831.

Alcoholism (AUD) Treatment: Providing Options Instead of Consequences in Gorham, ME

With our alcohol treatment program, we provide you with options so you can base your recovery journey around your goals. It doesn’t matter to us if you’re looking to abstain from future use, moderate your drinking, or do something in between. We’re here to provide you with access to resources, a warm community, and unconditional support.

We operate under a harm reduction philosophy, which means we’re committed to remaining judgment-free and non-punitive. You will never need to worry about being kicked out or turned away from recovery. You’re allowed to experience relapses, change your mind, and even start and stop. This is your journey to travel and we’re just hoping to be a positive part of it.

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

Optional medication for alcohol use disorder (alcoholism)

Every member comes to us with different visions for their recovery. That’s why we offer optional medications available to assist in treatment for anyone interested. This is definitely not a requirement for our program, but some find medication to be a helpful support during their recovery.

At Better Life Partners we can prescribe three different medications depending on your goals for recovery. They are as follows:

  • Acamprosate – taken 3x/day works by reducing cravings and the urge to drink. This medication is best for goals of total abstinence.
  • Disulfiram – taken 1x/day also works by reducing cravings and the urge to drink, but also makes your body extra sensitive to alcohol intake often resulting in nausea if combined. This medication is also best for goals of total abstinence.
  • Naltrexone – is taken 1x/day orally or 1x/month as an injectable and works by reducing cravings and the urge to drink along with greatly decreasing the pleasant effects of alcohol. This medication is best for members hoping to moderate their drinking.

Medication is never required, but if you’re interested in finding out more, don’t hesitate to ask about it when you call us at (866) 679-0831.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Better Life Partners located in Gorham, 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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