The premier seacoast area program offering outpatient substance misuse treatment for patients with Substance Use Disorders and for those affected by others’ use.


Medication-Assisted Treatment/Intensive Outpatient Program

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be defined as the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.

  • Phase I: 6 to 8 weeks of consecutive sessions of intense treatment and education for the person suffering from Substance Use Disorder. Group sessions are held from 3–7pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and cover addiction and recovery, family concerns and whole person wellness. In order to provide high quality care, the number of clients in each group is limited. Clients and their
    family/friends are provided meals in the hospital cafeteria on the nights of the group sessions.
  • Phase II: An 18-week aftercare group, which meets weekly for 90 minutes every Tuesday evening upon completion of Phase I. It is designed to offer continued treatment and support during early recovery, as well as address specific issues related to sobriety and a healthy lifestyle.

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Outpatient Adult & Adolescent Counseling

One-on-one sessions with a trained counselor, usually on a weekly basis. The client and counselor together to create an individualized treatment plan for meeting the client’s treatment goals. Significant others or those affected may be invited into counseling sessions with the approval of the client.

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Driver Education, Evaluation, and Treatment

The Recovery Center is an approved provider of both evaluation and treatment for individuals involved in the State of Maine Driver Education Evaluation Program (DEEP). Those charged with driving under the influence. Cottage Program evaluation and treatment may also be used to meet requirements of New Hampshire’s Impaired Driver Intervention Program. Clients referred by Maine DEEP or New Hampshire’s IDIP take part in an assessment process with a trained counselor, to determine the client’s treatment needs. Recommendations are made for a treatment plan through which a client may meet the requirements for driver’s license restoration.

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York Hospital’s Recovery Center MAT program comprises a new service line—a cadre of York Hospital medical providers—that will augment the highly skilled team of Licensed Drug and Alcohol counselors who already see patients. This group of YH providers will be able to prescribe anti-craving medications to patients to aid in the treatment of substance use disorders. The Health Care Help Center at York Hospital provides financial, community, transportation, and prescription guidance for patients who need assistance with navigation and affordability.

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Location & Contact

The Recovery Center program is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with individual appointments made in the evening when needed. The Intensive Outpatient program provides services on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3–7pm. The Recovery Center is located on the lower level of the Henry Warner Medical Office Building at 16 Hospital Drive on the York Hospital campus.

Accessibility is a priority of the Recovery Center. One central phone number, (207) 351-2118, will respond to all Recovery Center inquiries. Whether from a loved one seeking guidance about how to help a family member with a substance use disorder, or somebody in urgent need of assistance for a personal situation, trained staff will provide timely access to care and be able to direct each caller to the appropriate resource.

Printable PDF about the Recovery Center.

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