Substance use disorder (SUD) is considered a mental disorder or chronic medical condition. It affects a person’s brain and behavior and can lead to an inability for the person to control their use of substances such as illicit drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe, with addiction and physical dependency being the most severe form of SUDs.
We understand that accepting and admitting that you have an addiction and asking for help is a very difficult, but necessary, beginning step in your recovery process.
While seeking treatment at Hometown Health Center, be proud of the fact that you have started to take responsibility for your addiction and that you are now on a new path of recovery to change your life and regain control.
Change is not easy, but it is possible. Hometown Health Center’s professional services will help guide your recovery.
Remember to keep in mind:
- Take one day at a time
- You are not alone
- We are here to help and support you
- You can do this
Previous research has discovered that about 50% of people who have SUD also have a mental disorder and vice versa. Co-occurring disorders can include anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and schizophrenia, among others.
Treatment for SUD may include behavioral therapies and medications. It will be individualized based on the person’s condition, situation, other disorders and symptoms, the person’s age, the misused substance, and the specific mental disorder(s).
Your health care provider will work with you and together you can determine what treatment may be best suited for you.
We offer Medication Assisted Treatment with Suboxone so ask your provider if this is right for you.
If Narcan is needed for you, a loved one, or a friend, it can be provided to you free of charge and anonymously. Be sure to ask your provider if needed.
Crisis text line: 41741
Text your zip code to 211
Email [email protected]
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Helpline
Maine Narcotics Anonymous:
AA 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-737-6237
Options Save Lives: www.knowyouroptions.me
State of Maine Website: maine.gov/substanceuse
Call 911 in an emergency
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