Focus Area: Recovery

The Focus Area: Recovery dashboard contains information and metrics regarding Priority I of the State’s Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan which is to support individuals in recovery and Priority J which is to build and support recovery ready communities. Metrics include the following:

  • Treatment and recovery alternatives to incarceration
  • OPTIONS initiative referrals to recovery resources
  • Locations of recovery community centers throughout Maine
  • Locations and characteristics of recovery residences in Maine

At the end of each metric summary and in the information narratives below there are citations to the Strategy or sub-Strategy from the Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan that is addressed or measured.

Drug treatment courts reduce recidivism and substance misuse and increase the likelihood of rehabilitation and recovery.

In Maine, drug treatment courts are special programs that utilize intensive judicial monitoring; specialized treatment, frequent and random drug testing, case management services, alongside other needed services including housing, employment, and health care. Clients are referred to the program by defense attorneys, district attorneys, judges, jail staff, family members, and themselves. Successful clients participate for a minimum of one year, at the end of which they will complete an agreed upon sentence. Any jail time is typically served prior to beginning the program.

This metric tracks the number of Mainers admitted and not admitted into the Maine Pre-Trial Adult Drug Treatment Court program. It also tracks the number of individuals that graduated from the program. (Strategy 29.a)

This metric is an indicator of individuals connected to services through the Pre-Trial Adult Drug Treatment Court program. This data is provided by Maine PreTrial Services to the Office of Behavioral Health. It is updated quarterly.

Source: Maine Pre-Trial Services. Office of Behavioral Health.

The OPTIONS initiative provides active outreach to persons with substance use disorder and affected others which increases referrals to community-based recovery programs and client interactions with recovery resources.

Through the OPTIONS initiative (website: behavioral health mobile response teams are deployed in each of Maine’s 16 counties. These licensed behavioral health clinicians, who are embedded in a law enforcement department within the county they serve, educate and engage individuals at high risk for overdose in harm reduction strategies including the distribution and use of naloxone. They also offer referrals to treatment and recovery services. Visit the above website to find your local OPTIONS liaisons and know your options today.

The OPTIONS Liaisons have been especially effective meeting people with substance use disorder where they are at, and when appropriate, identifying community-based recovery programs that are the best fit for their clients. The following metric track the number of recovery referrals OPTIONS Liaisons have made on behalf of their clients. This metric is updated monthly.

Source: University of Maine, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.

Maine is increasing access to recovery resources through supporting and promoting community recovery centers throughout the state.

A key strategy in the State of Maine’s Opioid Response Strategic Action Plan is to support local and regional community engagement efforts. Through the Maine Recovery Hub, the state of Maine supports the growth and sustainability of Recovery Community Centers throughout the state. In 2020 the number of Centers increased from 9 to 13 locations. Two additional Centers are planned to open shortly in York County as well as the town of Lincoln. (Strategy 32)

Source: Maine Recovery Hub and the Office of Behavioral Health.

  • Recovery Community Center Funded by Maine Recovery Hub
  • Additional Recovery Community Centers
  • Peer Run Recovery Centers

Source: Office of Behavioral Health.

Contact a local recovery community center or peer-run recovery center today.

Recovery Community Centers
Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope36 North Street #1
Houlton, ME 04730
(207) 254.2213ARCH
Bangor Area Recovery Center142 Center Street
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 561.9444The BARN
Bath Recovery Community Center97 Commercial Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 389.4236Bath Recovery
Community Center
Beacon of Hope Recovery Center19 VFW Street
Lincoln, ME 04457
(207) 403.9100Beacon of Hope
Recovery Center
Boothbay Harbor Peer & Wellness Center35 School Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 315.6236Amistad Peer
Support and Recovery
Coastal Recovery Community Center24 Lincoln Street, Suite 103
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 691.3697Coastal Recovery
Community Center
DownEast Recovery Support Center311 Main Street
Calais, ME 04619
(207) 952.9279DownEast Recovery
Support Center
Down East Recovery Support Center11 Free Street
Machias, ME 04654
(207) 259.6238DownEast Recovery
Support Center
Lakes Region Recovery Center25 Hospital Drive, Suite E
Bridgton, ME 04009
(207) 803.8707Lakes Region
Recovery Center
Larry Labonte Recovery Center412 Waldo Street
Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 418.4983Larry Labonte
Recovery Center
Pir2Peer Recovery Center1009 Central Street
Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723.1327Pir2Peer Recovery
Portland Recovery Community Center468 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 553.2575Portland Recovery
Community Center
REST Center205 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 783.7378The REST Center
Roads to Recovery Community Center1 Water Street
Caribou, ME 04736
(207) 493.1278Roads to Recovery
Community Center
Peer Run Recovery Centers
Beacon House Peer and Recovery Center3 Canal Street
Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 418-0079
(207) 369.0868
Beacon House Peer
and Recovery Center
Biddeford Peer Support Center15 York Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 358.4414Biddeford Peer
Support Center
Harvest Inn Peer Center43 Hatch Drive
Caribou, ME 04736
(207) 492.1386
(207) 498.0247
Harvest Inn
Peer Center
LINC Center38 Memorial Drive
Augusta, ME
(207) 530.0391
(207) 430.4001
MOCO Maine
Perry Center (formerly Amistad)835 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 615.3691Amistad Maine
Rockland Peer Support Center12 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 317.3012Rockland Peer
Support Center
Sanford Peer Support Center19 Washington Street
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 956.2984Sanford Peer
Support Center
Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center2 Second Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941.2897Together Place
Valley Peer Run Recovery Center272 Main Street, Suite 101
Madawaska, ME 04756
(207) 728.4806
(207) 316.7375
SJV Peer Center
Wabanaki Health & Wellness Center157 Park Street, Suite #5
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 951.7526Wabanaki PHW
Waterville Peer Recovery Center32 Ticonic Street
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 859.2667NAMI Maine