New Addiction Model Provides "No Wrong Door" Treatment

September 26, 2016

Maine Behavioral Healthcare | All News 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Amy Safford, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, at 207-661-6616, asafford@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org
Jenifer Harris, Pen Bay Medical Center, 207-921-3973, jharris@mainehealth.org
Steven Trockman, Mid Coast Hospital, 207-373-6051, strockman@midcoasthealth.com

A collaborative effort between Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Mid Coast Hospital, and Pen Bay Medical Center, EMBARK treats any level of addiction.

Rockland, Maine (Sept. 26, 2016):  EMBARK is a substance use program that offers access to any level of care depending on personal needs, using a combination of counseling and medication-assisted therapy to provide successful addiction treatment, even for those who may have tried before without success.
 
Anyone can access three levels of care: acute treatment at the Pen Bay PARC Unit, Intensive Outpatient at Mid Coast Hospital’s Addiction Resource Center (ARC), and Substance Abuse Counseling at the Maine Behavioral Healthcare Rockland Office.
 
“Our main concern is that we help those who need it when they need it,” said Maine Behavioral Healthcare Program Manager, Michael Morse. “No matter what your current situation is, our ‘no wrong door’ treatment plan is here for people who need help the most.”
 
The Embark program uses medication treatment, including Bupenorphine (known by the trade name Suboxone), along with counseling to treat addiction. Research shows that people receiving medication-assisted therapy have a 67% success rate after two years, compared to only 3% success for those without medication.
Embark follows best practices for treatment, including individual and group therapy, a social needs assessment for coordination of services like transportation, health education, engagement with peer support services, and support to the next appropriate level of care.
 
Tom Kivler, Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Mid Coast Hospital, commented, “With the growing need for addiction services in the Midcoast region, it is essential that we improve access to high quality care. Working together, we can ensure that individuals receive the appropriate level of care and can easily and safely transition as treatment needs change.”
For more information, call any one of the partner providers:
 
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Rockland Office
12 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
844-292-0111

Mid Coast Hospital’s Addiction Resource Center
20 Bristol Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543
207-373-6950

Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Unit
6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME 04856
207-921-8390

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About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of developmental disorder and mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages.

About Mid Coast Hospital
Mid Coast Hospital is a full-service, 93-bed, independent, not-for-profit hospital governed by a community Board of Directors. The active medical staff includes more than 200 providers in over 30 primary care and specialty areas. Mid Coast Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is recognized as a Magnet™ facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for exceptional nursing and patient care. Mid Coast Hospital is part of Mid Coast–Parkview Health.

About Pen Bay Medical Center is a not-for-profit, Leapfrog Straight A Safety Score Graded Hospital and the largest community hospital in Midcoast Maine.  Pen Bay Medical Center operates as a family of services that also includes Pen Bay Physicians & Associates, Quarry Hill Retirement Community and the Knox Center. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services. Pen Bay Medical Center is a member of the MaineHealth system. For more information, please visit penbayhealthcare.org.