Medication-Assisted Treatment in Portland, Maine

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone for opioid use disorder, right where you live.

Portland, Maine: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Better Life Partners makes opioid addiction treatment convenient and affordable, providing same-day access to resources like medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone. We know life can get busy, which is why we work around your schedule with online treatment options. Call/text us at (866) 679-0831 to get started with opioid use disorder treatment today.

At Better Life Partners we partner with like-minded organizations like Preble Street and Milestone Recovery that help us bring care directly to you. Getting care with us is easy, we accept most insurances, Mainecare, Medicare, a sliding fee scale, and we even have options for those who can’t afford out-of-pocket payments–just ask when you call!

Seek Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Portland, ME

Better Life Partners provides a confidential, convenient, and affordable treatment plan for those living with opioid addiction. With us, it’s easy to get access to resources like medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone, community group counseling, Narcan, and more. Call/text us today at (866) 679-0831 to get same-day access to life-saving resources, we’re ready to start treatment whenever you are.

We make sure getting treatment fits into your schedule by providing services online, as well as offering community group counseling timeslots in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We’ll also make sure treatment is affordable, we accept most insurances, a sliding fee scale, Mainecare, Medicare, and we also have options for those who can’t pay out-of-pocket. We’re going to do our best to give you the care you need!

Getting treatment is quick, easy, and affordable–here are the steps:

To get started with treatment you just have to call/text (866) 679-0831 for a free 15-minute phone consultation with a member of our treatment team. After this phone call, you’re able to start treatment immediately–including having access to medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone if deemed medically necessary. Translators are available upon request.

If you’d like to, you’re also able to schedule a slightly longer follow up appointment with a medical professional to get a more in-depth look at your situation.

You are also able to continue treatment with Better Life Partners by scheduling an assessment, a short orientation, and by setting up weekly group counseling sessions that are led by a medical professional. At Better Life Partners you get to decide what your treatment looks like, we won’t require you to do anything you don’t want to.

Why Better Life Partners might be a good fit for you:

  • You want treatment that is based in community. We greatly value creating an accepting and supportive community for our members, which is why our group counseling sessions are so important. You’re able to connect with peers from your own community, creating a support group right where you live.
  • You want to feel understood and accepted in your treatment program. Better Life Partners is committed to providing non-punitive, compassionate care to all, regardless of their drug use history. We want you to come as you are to our treatment program, we promise to meet you wherever you’re at–without judgment.
  • You want to recover on your own terms. We aren’t here to tell you how to live your life, we’re just here to help you gain access to the resources that you want for your own recovery. You have the freedom to decide what your goals for treatment are, we won’t make you do anything you don’t want to do.

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Start Healing with Medication-Assisted Treatment in Portland, ME

Better Life Partners can provide you with same-day access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone, just call/text us at (866) 679-0831 to see if MAT is right for you. MAT is a form of whole-person opioid addiction treatment that acknowledges that you’re an individual with your own unique needs. MAT looks different for everyone, but it typically consists of a combination of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and behavioral therapy.

We prescribe Suboxone for MAT, which is a medication in the form of a sublingual film that is made up of buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone has been shown to be safe and effective at treating opioid addiction in both long-term and short-term treatment plans. Studies have revealed that MAT can help with things like unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and it can also prevent opioid overdose deaths.

One of the biggest misconceptions of MAT is that it is simply trading one addiction for another, which isn’t true. MAT is an FDA approved form of harm reduction treatment that has been shown to be very effective at helping individuals recover from opioid addiction. Along with that, with Better Life Partners, your treatment is always overseen by a medical professional–so you’re never alone during your recovery.

Call/text us today at (866) 679-0831 to discuss getting started with medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone.

Opioid Addiction Treatment Based on Compassion and Respect

At Better Life Partners we have a harm reduction philosophy, which just means that we work hard to reduce the negative side effects associated with drug use. Harm reduction care looks different for everyone–for one person it could be using resources like syringe exchanges and MAT, for another it could look like group counseling sessions paired with drug and infectious disease testing, or it could be completely different. There is no correct way to go about getting treatment, but we’ll try our best to connect you with resources that will be right for you.

We are a stigma-free, non-punitive addiction treatment center, which means we operate with compassion and respect for everyone, regardless of their drug use. We invite you to come as you are to our program, we won’t judge you for where you’re at, and we’ll give you as much support as we can in your recovery process. 

Being non-punitive means that we won’t punish you or kick you out for changing your treatment goals, missing group counseling meetings, or relapsing while you’re with us. And if you decide to leave at any point, you’re always welcome back–no questions asked.

The list of resources that we provide our members is always growing, here are just a few of the things we offer:

  • Medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone
  • Narcan
  • Medication management programs
  • Syringe exchanges
  • Drug and infectious disease testing
  • And so much more!

We’ll do our best to get you the resources that you need for your recovery, just call/text us at (866) 679-0831 to get started today.

Cultivating Community: Our History in Maine

We expanded our opioid addiction services into Maine towards the end of October, 2021. At Better Life Partners we will provide you with great healthcare, regardless of where you’re located, that’s why we have been working hard to partner with so many community organizations since arriving here. Our list of partners and resources is constantly expanding, and we’re always excited to welcome new members into our treatment program.  Better Life Partners is one of the leading providers of mat program in Maine.

Our Partners: Bridging the Gap in Portland, Maine

Building a strong community support group is one of the foundations of treatment at Better Life Partners, that’s why we partner with like-minded organizations in Maine that operate where our members live and work. Our partners are an essential part of our treatment services, and it is thanks to them that we’re able to provide our members with the high-quality, compassionate health care that they deserve.

All of our partners are important to us, here are a few that help us bring our services to Portland, Maine:

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please call us at (866) 679-0831 or fill out this form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to get on Suboxone?

A medical professional will be able to prescribe Suboxone. You will be asked questions and will be evaluated before you’re able to start taking the medication. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration lists the following safety precautions:

  • Refrain from taking other medications without first talking with your doctor.
  • Do not ingest illegal drugs, alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other drugs that slow breathing.
  • Make sure a medical professional monitors any liver-related health problems you have.
  • If you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor.
Can you prescribe Suboxone via telemedicine?

Yes. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Suboxone can now be prescribed via telemedicine. Many treatment facilities across the country have actually used this as a tool to help more people, especially those who have trouble commuting.

Can urgent care give Suboxone?

A medical professional at an urgent care facility can prescribe Suboxone. However, it’s recommended that you go through a comprehensive treatment program like Better Life Partners to get the full benefits.

Is it hard to get prescribed Suboxone?

Whether or not you should be prescribed Suboxone is determined by a medical professional. You should never take Suboxone without a prescription. Misusing Suboxone can do more harm than good.

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