Sanford, ME: Alcohol Treatment Program Near You

We provide same-day access to our alcohol treatment program in Sanford, Maine. Get care from the comfort of your home.

Outpatient Rehab Program for Alcoholism (AUD) in Sanford, ME

No matter where you’re located in the state of Maine, Better Life Partners makes it possible to access compassionate, wraparound treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Our services are available virtually, so you can start recovery from the comfort of your home if you’d like! We’re also flexible, we make sure treatment works for you and your schedule with our morning, afternoon, and evening timeslots for appointments and group counseling sessions.

We have partnerships with lots of other like-minded organizations throughout Maine–like Nasson Health Care and Maine Association of Recovery Residences–that allow us to bring care directly to you in Sanford. You also don’t have to worry about fitting us into your budget, we access most insurances, including Mainecare and Medicare. We also offer a sliding-fee scale for those who need it–no matter what your situation might be, we’ll find something that works for you.

How to get same-day access to our alcohol treatment program in Sanford:

At Better Life Partners we know that taking the first step towards recovery can often be the hardest–that’s why we make it so easy to get started with treatment on the same day that you call or text us at (866) 679-0831.

You’ll have a 15-minute phone consultation, and afterward, you can begin treatment immediately. We’ll set you up with group therapy sessions at a time that works best for you, and we’ll also schedule you for a brief orientation into our program.

We also have the option of medication-assisted treatment for alcoholism (AUD), which some of our members take part in. Medication is definitely not required to be a part of our program, but some people find it to be a helpful support during their recovery! If you’re interested in medication, we can set you up with a medical professional to see if it might be a good fit for your situation.

Get Supportive Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in Sanford, ME

Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program is here to provide you with a full support system for alcohol use disorder. You’ll get peer support from your weekly group therapy sessions, and you’ll also receive care from licensed professionals that can provide you with resources and mental health support.

Our care model is based on love, compassion, respect, and dignity. We operate with a harm reduction philosophy, so we don’t judge anyone, we don’t kick people out, and we don’t push abstinence or have consequences for missing meetings or relapsing. The care team at Better Life Partners recognizes that recovery can be complex, and it’s going to look different for everyone. We’re here to help you live a healthier life, whatever that might look like for you.

Why choose Better Life Partners’ alcohol treatment program?

  • You get to determine what recovery looks like for you. We’re not here to force you to do anything you don’t want to do. You’re the one who gets to decide what your goals are, and what a healthier future looks like for you. We’ll provide you with the resources you need to get there. You can also use other programs alongside ours–we just want you to do what’s best for you!
  • We make getting treatment for alcoholism (AUD) easy. The last thing you need during recovery is waitlists, abstinence requirements, and penalties. We also don’t punish anyone for missing meetings or relapsing–we’re here to provide you with options, not consequences.
  • We provide wraparound, compassionate support. When you get treatment with Better Life Partners, you’re signing up to get support from multiple avenues. You’ll get to connect with other members of your community who are also in recovery, you’ll have access to medical professionals who can help with mental and physical health issues, and you will also have access to dozens of other resources on top of it all.

Naltrexone for alcoholism in Sanford, Maine

Same-Day Resources for Alcohol Use Disorder (“Alcoholism”) in Sandford, ME

You deserve to have a life filled with belonging, love, and purpose, and the care team at Better Life Partners will help you get there. No matter what your goals for recovery might be–whether you want to start drinking in moderation, you want to abstain from alcohol altogether, or something else–we’ll be here to provide you with the resources you need to succeed.

One of the most important aspects of our alcohol treatment program is our group counseling sessions, which are always led by a licensed professional. During your weekly session, you’ll connect with members of your community who are also recovering from alcohol use disorder (AUD). Along with the peer support, you’ll discuss educational topics about alcoholism, and you will also learn how to set goals, develop healthy coping skills, and manage your symptoms.

Group counseling is just one of the many resources we provide our members with. You can get access to dozens of resources, no matter where you live in Maine. Here are just a few examples of what we can provide you with in Sanford, ME:

  • 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!

You can call or text us right now at (866) 679-0831 to get started with your alcohol use disorder recovery journey. We’re ready whenever you are!

The Importance of Compassion in Alcoholism (AUD) Treatment

At Better Life Partners, we know that asking for help when recovering from alcohol use disorder can be difficult. We live in a world where drinking is normalized, so friends and family might not understand your desire to get help. Just know that when you reach out to us, we’ll meet you right where you are with unwavering support.

We operate with a harm reduction mindset, which means we don’t judge anyone, we don’t punish anyone, and we won’t turn you away. No goal is too big or too small, we have resources for everyone looking to recover from alcohol use disorder. Maybe you want to abstain from drinking completely, or maybe you just want to drink less–whatever your goals might be, we’re here for you.

You can call or text us today at (866) 679-0831 and we’ll connect you with resources to kick-start your recovery journey. There’s always someone available to talk!

Interested in medication for AUD? Here are your options:

Many members don’t want to use medication during their recovery from alcohol use disorder, and that’s totally okay! But some people find medication to be a helpful pillar of support, and we’re happy to help if you’re interested. We offer three different medications for alcoholism (AUD), depending on what your goals for recovery are.

If you want to abstain from drinking altogether, we offer either Acamprosate or Disulfiram. Both medications reduce cravings and urges to drink, the main difference is that Acamprosate has to be taken 3x per day, and Disulfiram you only have to take once. The other main difference is Disulfiram makes your body extra sensitive to alcohol, so if you drink with it in your system it often causes nausea.

If you’re looking to drink less often, we recommend Naltrexone. This medication can be taken either daily as a pill, or monthly as an injectable. Similar to the other medications, it helps reduce cravings and urges to drink, but it also greatly reduces the pleasant effects of alcohol.

Medication is never required to be a part of our alcohol treatment program, but if you think that it might be a good fit for you, don’t be afraid to ask about it when you call us at (866) 679-0831.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Better Life Partners located in Sanford, 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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