Top 5 Drug Rehab Centers in Lewiston, Maine

Lewiston Maine is part of the Lewiston-Auburn metro area and is Maine’s second largest city. With a population of about 36,000 people, Lewiston has a number of French-speaking residents that is the result of Quebec immigrants from the 19th century. For those with addiction, there are numerous alcohol or drug rehab centers in the city.

Rehab Centers In Lewiston, Maine

Lewiston has more than 20 addiction treatment centers within the city limits. The community is known for its low crime rates and excellent access to health care.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Chemical Dependency Service

St. Mary’s offers a range of medical addiction services, including medically supervised detox, acute substance use and treatment services (3-5 day hospitalization), inpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults, and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Many services for co-occurring disorders are also available in a hospital-based environment.

Merrimack River Medical Services (Health Care Resource Centers)

Merrimack River Medical Services is a division of Healthcare Resource Centers, a New-England-based medication-assisted treatment provider for opioid use disorders. The Center offers four medication-assisted treatment locations in Maine, including the Lewiston location. Medications used include methadone, Suboxone, and naltrexone.

Blue Willow Counseling/Central Maine Family Counseling

Located on East Avenue in Lewiston, Blue Willow Counseling offers regular and intensive outpatient counseling for substance use disorders. The service also provides individual and group therapy for co-occurring disorders and community re-integration services.

Rehab Centers Near Lewiston, Maine

Lewiston is part of the Lewiston-Auburn (L-A) metro area. Additional treatment centers and programs in the region are located in Auburn or surrounding communities.

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Catholic Charities, Auburn, Maine

Catholic Charities operates the St. Francis Recovery Center on Dunn Street in Auburn. The center provides residential treatment services along with intensive and regular outpatient programs. Catholic Charities provides medication-assisted treatment for opiate use disorders with medications including Suboxone and naltrexone.

Groups Recover Together, Auburn, Maine

Groups Recover Together is a multi-state substance use disorder provider which operates 9 locations in Maine. The CARF-accredited organization provides medication-assisted treatment and counseling for opioid use disorders. Medications used include Suboxone, which is provided for 18-24 months and followed by relapse prevention groups and services.

Substance Abuse In Lewiston & Androscoggin County

Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services maintains statistics on substance use disorders and health indicators for the state. Information is available on a county level, including Androscoggin County:

  • Between 2012 and 2016, Androscoggin County experienced a drug-induced death rate of 19.0 per 100,000, or higher than the Maine state average.
  • The county’s overdose emergency response rate of 112.5 per 10,000 population in 2017 was higher than the state average.
  • Emergency calls for opiate poisoning more than doubled in Androscoggin County between 2012 and 2017.
  • The alcohol-induced death rate in Androscoggin County increased by more than 40% between 2012 and 2017.

Traveling For The Best Program

Lewiston has access to detox, residential treatment, regular and intensive outpatient programs, and self-help programs. Medication-assisted treatment centers are also available. Lewiston residents may also choose to travel to other areas in Maine, or even other states, to access treatment programs which fit their recovery needs. For help finding an addiction treatment center best for you or your loved one, contact

Androscoggin County Health Profile 2018 -

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