Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

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As one of New England's most comprehensive behavioral healthcare facilities, St Mary's Regional Medical Center offers a place where lives are turned around and put on a path to hope, happiness and good mental health. St Mary's Regional Medical Center provides compassionate patient centered care to children, adolescents, and adults. They offer multiple programs, both in the hospital setting or through outpatient services.

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Medically Assisted Detox

D4 is an Acute (3-5 day) voluntary Detox and Mental Health program designed to treat adults with Substance Addiction / Dependence as well as those with Mental Health conditions along with Substance Addiction / Dependence (Co-Occurring). They monitor your physical substance withdrawal and provide medications when appropriate. They provide education, support, and counseling through individual and group sessions with a focus on Healthy Living and Healthy Leisure Activities, Relapse Prevention, Illness Education, and Coping Skills.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.


Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The Children's IOP (intensive out patient) program at St. Mary's is a comprehensive, structured therapeutic program for children ages 6 to 12. The program is a short-term intervention for children who require immediate counseling and therapy, but whose needs are not severe enough for inpatient treatment. In addition, the program serves as a bridge between inpatient hospitalization and outpatient counseling to allow for an easier transition. The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program is a therapeutic program that provides support, education and counseling to people in need. They provide treatment four days a week, Monday through Thursday. The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program is offered between the hours of 9 am and 3:45 pm.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Patients are admitted to the inpatient units when they require a safe setting and are not appropriate for less restrictive alternatives. They provide structured treatment with a daily schedule of groups, school, and individual sessions. The Adult Psychiatric Unit (A3) provides a safe, secured, welcoming environment for you or your loved one's in need of treatment for a psychiatric illness.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

They consider family, friends and other supports vital to health and healing. They have a designated family day in which loved ones are invited to join in the treatment. Additionally, family meetings are scheduled on an individual basis. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. Throughout the program, appropriate supports are discussed and arranged. These may include individual or family therapy, case management and/or medication management.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). It provides support to identify and share feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Therapy includes discussions of triggers, coping skills, and support systems. Topics include: managing stress, self-esteem, communication, family issues, relationships, goal setting, feelings, relapse prevention, dual diagnosis, and illness/medication issues.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT is a form of treatment in which controlled electric currents are passed through the brain, sometimes causing short seizures. Treatments are done under general anesthesia. ECT appears to change brain chemistry for the better, and has been shown to provide fast and sometimes dramatic improvements in severe mental health conditions that can exist alongside addiction, including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and suicidality. ECT is also often used by those who prefer it to taking medication.

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Highlights:

They have convenient access to all of the hospital services necessary to provide high-quality and holistic care. The treatment team includes: Psychiatrists, registered nurses, clinicians (social workers and counselors), teachers, recreation therapists, behavioral technicians, and pastoral care.
Their IOP program meets the requirements for DEEP ( Driver Education and Evaluation Program). The program is offered for people with one or more alcohol-or other drug-related motor vehicle offenses. If you have an OUI (operating under influence) charge or conviction and you are required to be in treatment, IOP can help.
The Psychiatric Emergency Department is a state of the art facility built with separate child and adult treatment areas, and is one of the only unique dynamic services of it's kind in Maine built solely to provide the safest, most comforting, patient and family experience in a time of crisis. The new state of the art Psychiatric Emergency Department was designed and tailored by you, the patients and families, with St. Mary's and our Patient and Family Advisory Counsels.
The School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) help children succeed in school and in life by keeping them healthy and ready to learn. They deliver quality health care to children and adolescents where they are, in school. With a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and indentifying illness early, they help prevent more serious illness later on. They make health care available to many children who otherwise would not otherwise receive care.
Telepsychiatry is a form of telehealth that uses live, secure, HIPAA compliant web-based software to perform psychiatric evaluations. Cameras and microphones are used to provide picture and audio, so your patients/clients feel like they are in the same room with the providers. Without leaving the care setting, they bring their board certified psychiatric providers to you.
Patients of participating physicians are immediately eligible for savings on brand-name prescription drugs. It's easy, it's convenient, and it costs you nothing to sign up for this benefit. Deepest discounts are available on brand-name medications. Generic drugs are always a better value.
The Renaissance School is approved as a Special Purpose Private School by the Maine Department of Education, and a Children's Behavioral Health Day Treatment program by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The Renaissance School is a confidential, coeducational, nonreligious setting serving children in grades K-8. It is a small, intensive treatment and educational setting for children who are not currently able to be served within their local school department.




  • Daily Fee: $4,716.00
  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in Maine

  • Southern Maine Healthcare - Biddeford Medical Center 1 Medical Center Drive Biddeford, ME 04005
  • Southern Maine Healthcare - Partial Hospital Program 235 Main street Biddeford, ME 04005
  • Liberty Bay Recovery Center 835 Forest Avenue Augusta, ME 04103
  • MaineGeneral Medical Center 35 Medical Center Parkway 3 South Augusta, ME 04330


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Dedicated programs for postpartum women
  • Since 1999 the HIV/AIDS Case Management program has been located at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. This program is dedicated to providing high quality case management services to individuals living in Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties with the diagnosis of HIV or AIDS.